Or trying to…….. When you have a long term condition like fibromyalgia and you often suffer from constant pain on a daily basis, it’s difficult to keep positive and motivated.
In January it’s probably more likely that you will feel more fed up. Feeling flat and deflated after Christmas is common for some.
My most FAQ as a fibromyalgia sufferer is….
‘Why am I in pain again and what will make me feel better?’
In truth there’s no quick fix. It’s going to vary quite a bit from person to person what can help.
Putting a positive slant on it. It’s a new year, and it could be time to try out a new hobby or something you have always wanted to but have never taken the time. I like creating things as you all know in decoupage! Being absorbed by a hobby for me really lifts my spirits. Working on a project and seeing it through to completion is really exciting for me.
Even writing my blog is a great way to help put things into perspective sometimes.
Personally I have found any form of distraction helps. When my pain is very bad watching a film or tv program helps. Even though it is only for an hour or so; if I can be pain free just for an hour it’s really helpful.
Listening to your favourite music, talking to friends or family, looking at photos and reading a gripping novel are all ways to distract the mind.
I am lucky that I am able to work part time. I’ve found it helps me to some extent, as a distraction from pain. My job involves helping others and I find this is rewarding because it gives me a sense of purpose. I think if I did not work I would do some form of voluntary work, which involved helping others.
Voluntary work is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a new challenge and it can be very rewarding. It benefits both the worker and employer and lots of various roles exist. If you are disabled or housebound don’t rule it out because many roles exist for homeworkers.
A number of organisations can help you to find volunteer roles in the UK. The organisation Do-it offers lots of opportunities to volunteer, in areas nearby or from home.
What might you want to do?
What’s your inspiration?…….