So many of us suffer in silence and push through. It is time to understand if you are a spoonie and then accept that fact to begin to teach yourself to pace. Being less hard on yourself in the process.
Are you a spoonie?
1. Comfortable clothes is what you look for, looking good often takes a back seat.
2. Taking a shower drains you & is a massive achievement.
3. You take more pills than you have fingers.
4.You have aches and pains in places your can't explain. Constantly. I'm fine is an automatic phrase.
5. You struggle to keep your eyes open during the day. Yet suffer from severe insomia during the night.
6. A wild night is staying up out of bed past 11.
7. You can't go with the flow.
8. Some days you can do lots and others you can barely move.
9. Symptoms can suddenly increase or descrease.
10. Managing pain becomes a job.
People with a full bill of health do not fully understand how difficult life becomes when you are plagued by pain.
Everyday we are faced with new challenges and are faced with finding solutions quickly to get through the day.
We didn't ask for this nightmare.
At first people will often give you the whole 'roll of the eyes' attitude when you first begin to express your pain or cancelling arrangements.
Please don't judge and be flexible. We really can't help it and we would do anything to be like you.
Going and rolling freely through life.
Do you remember the spoon strategy?
So you have 10 spoons for the day. Everything you do uses up spoons - an elevated number if for example there is more exercise within it.
A few examples;
- Driving: 4 spoons
-Cooking: 3 spoons
-Cleaning: 3 spoons
-Work at a desk: 3 spoons
-Shower, getting dressed, doing your hair etc: 2 spoons
So pace your day and try to keep your spoon level to the recommended 10.
See how you get on, let me know how you get on.
Happy Monday all,
I hope you have a blessed week.
Love and peace