Aug 15, 2012

Forced Relaxation

I have never suffered the depression that quite commonly goes with Fibromyalgia.  I have always thought that while it does take away from my life in some ways, in other ways it adds. 

Before I was blessed with this chronic disease I was much more on the go.  I was working two jobs at times and was part of a couple bowling leagues.  Of course, I was an avid reader even then so I did have some downtime when I could carve it out.

Now however I have learned to slow down.  I appreciate each moment though I do have issues with that when I am in a flare up.  I discovered my muse with my jewelry.  I had always thought that I didn't have a creative bone in my body.  I am comfortable with myself and silence.

But the most important gift is the ability to just declare a day, any day, one where I required to relax.  And this is without guilt.  My goal for today was to work on a necklace that I have planned out.  It would require a lot of wire wrapping.  Instead because my pain levels are up there, I am going to spend the day relaxing.  That could be laying down with a good book, watching a movie, or playing with my computer.  Today I will be trying to catch up on some blogs.  To me that is very relaxing.

If I could have one wish for you my readers is that you will give yourself permission to relaxing without a chronic disease to show you the way.


  1. Today I dont have the time to relax as such because there are pressing issues (as well as the high pain etc....seems to be a running battle)but I am glad that you shared yours. It does help me be more peaceful and happier going about my chores knowing that someone, somewhere is doing what I need to be....Love and hugs to you .Tanya


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