Thursday, September 4, 2008

Is it all in the head?

The invisible disease

Fibromyalgia is sometimes known as the invisible disease. We don´t look sick. People find it difficult to understand that we really are sick and not just making excuses. You need to anticipate this, and the reactions that people will give you when you say no to things you don´t feel able to do. Your true friends will understand; the others don´t matter. And you must learn to say no or you will run the risk of causing a flare-up of your symptoms.

Read what Marilyn Smulders wrote about it. Click her name to open article.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Attitude Adjustment

Treat yourself

Set aside one day a week as "Be good to yourself day." On this day make sure to take some time for yourself – absolutely guilt free. Take a bubble bath or give yourself a manicure, pedicure or facial. Go shopping online for a special treat for yourself. This seems hard for many of us to do, because we feel we don´t deserve it - we aren´t achieving like we once did. But we also need to keep a positive attitude - and that means a bit of self-indulgence.