Fibromyalgia can suck the very joy of living out of you. Seriously. Sometimes you feel like there Is nothing to enjoy in life. And I would say that it is an illness that can easily have a comorbid diagnosis of depression, which is only deepened by the somewhat unpredictable nature of the onset of symptoms, especially in the first couple of years when you are just beginning to learn about it. In other words, fibromyalgia Is no walk in the park.
So, how can you deal with this lack of joy? Well, I say the answer lies in beginning a conversation with your inner child. Regardless of whether or not your inner child is healthy or hurting, they deserve to be expressed (especially if they are hurting). Nurture your inner child. Ask her or him what she or he would like to do today. What simple pleasure would make your inner child smile? Try answering that question, and see where it takes you.