It is hard to live with chronic pain and exhaustion form day to day. I notice when I am tired or in pain I tend to snap at people more easily. I think it's because I feel like I don't have much control over even the simplest things. It's times like these that I have to scale back and try to come up with things that will nurture me, but don't require a lot of energy. Here are five things I've come up with.
1. Visit restministries. This is a wonderful website for people
with chronic illnesses.
2. Spend time with your pet or someone else's. I have a toy
poodle who loves to snuggle up to me. I can feel myself relax
just by being near him.
3. Listen to some inspiring music. I especially love listening
to Mandisa's new Cd. It's like the songs were hand picked
just for me. I also like listening to a cd of ocean waves.
4. Read a good devotional for people with chronic illness. It
always helps me to be reminded that other people get what it's
like to live with a chronic illness. One i especially like is
called Peace in the Storm by Maureen Pratt.
5.Write in a journal. It helps me to get things out on paper and
sort through my feelings.
I hope these ideas helped you think of some simple ways to comfort yourself when you are having a bad day.