Invisible Illness Awareness Week is here!
This article is really lovely: http://invisibleillnessweek.com/2010/08/21/living-with-invisible-illness-5-ways-to-get-over-aggravations/
I have been working on all 5 this week.
I think the hardest one for me right now is “Let go of expectations.” I tend to be one of those people who plans ahead, writes elaborate To Do lists and has big dreams. I am trying to adjust to the idea that a life with migraines is more complicated. I won’t give up on my dreams, but I need to let go of the idea of Perfection. Hard!
I am getting better at “Search for the joy in blessings.” I am trying to focus on the positive things in my life and embrace all of the special little moments that happen each day.
I have to admit, my mood swings are definitely in full swing this week. I had some really high highs this week, but I also have times where I feel really heavy-hearted. I’m struggling with my work situation, which is weighing on me. Sometimes I make mistakes and I am not perfect. I try not to beat myself up too badly… I am trying to go easy on myself…
it’s just hard sometimes.
Here’s to hope, for a better tomorrow!