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Real Self Care

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Ann Miller, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Ann Miller

    Ann Miller Well known member

    Question: What do you purely love to do for enjoyment? Not what you should do, need to do, or would make tomorrow run more smoothly…but what you JUST LOVE DOING…for the pure reason that you relish it. Got your answer?

    Now, how many hours have you spent doing these things in the past week? No excuses, now…real life here. Got your answer?

    Now, how many hours have you spent doing them guilt free?

    Yea, me too. And one thing that I’ve learned in my journey to be pain free is that I’m a horrible relaxer. Even laying there watching tv, I’m not guilt free…I’m relaxing STRESSFULLY. Sigh

    But wait, there’s hope! Turns out with just a little bit of planning and actually “prescribing” yourself quality time to do strictly enjoyable activities, you can really impact your pain and symptoms. So you don’t have to rewrite your whole personality (or run away from home). By adding in a few hours of pure, guilt free joy each week, you send your nervous system messages that you matter, that your happiness matters, and that your boundaries matter. That’s way more effective self care than any bubble bath will ever be. Enjoy!
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