Here are 7 tips for learning to thrive with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Over the next month, I will be writing much more detailed post about each of these individual subjects. Please SUBSCRIBE to make sure you don’t miss any of them.
- Acceptance. Accept where you are. Pretending like you’re fine and pushing through life only make things worse. Acceptance allows you to make changes and set priorities in your life to move you towards health.
- Meditate. Meditation is an excellent way to help you learn to live with and recover from CFS/ME/Fibro. At its core, meditation is about being present and accepting the moment for what it is. Instead of hyper-focusing on your symptoms, you learn to be an observer of your body.
- Pace yourself. People with CFS/ME/Fibro often find themselves if a vicious cycle of pushing themselves too hard on good days and then subsequently crashing. This rollercoaster ride of peaks and valleys is unhealthy and prevents many people from getting better.
- Diet. You are what you eat. Make sure you have a clean and healthy diet based on whole foods and a regular eating routine.
- Exercise. Or maybe the term movement might be better here. Exercise/Movement done in the right way can be extremely beneficial for people with CFS/ME/Fibro. Find a baseline of exercise/movement that does not cause you to crash and slowly grade your exercise up from there. Maybe start with some gentle yoga or a short walk.
- Gratefulness. Be grateful for what you have and what you have learned from your illness. Going through something so tough teaches you a lot about yourself and the world around you. Find these positives and lessons, and live by them.
- Nature. Get out into nature as much as possible. There is something so healing about connecting with the natural world around us. Get out, breath in the fresh air, and soak up some sun.Are there any tips or ideas you think I missed? If so, leave a comment below to let me know what it is.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. The ideas and techniques in this article are not intended to be used as a means of medical treatment. They are solely my opinion on what has helped me through my journey.