From A Chronic Voice.
Chronic illness is a monster consumer of energy, leaving little to spare. Why waste it on unnecessary thoughts and unchangeable circumstances? So I ask myself, “what can I do to make things better? Is there something I’d like to create for myself today? How can I become a better person?” I nudge the fear of pain aside, and focus on my task at hand. The self judgemental voice in my head says, “look how slow you are. What’s the point of even starting?”, and I tell it to shut up.
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