I’ve been a bit hard on myself lately. I’m not able to do the things I used to do. The pain and fatigue are wearing on me. One busy day results in three days of sleep. I’m not very pleased with myself. I hate not being able to work. I hate missing important events in my friends’/family’s lives. I hate turning down invitations. I hate not being able to offer to help others. I hate not being on top of my household chores. I don’t hate myself. But I do hate this situation.
Someone very wise suggested I stop focusing on what I can’t do and focus on what I can do. He said, if you can’t be who you want to be, focus on being the best you you can be. So that’s what I will focus on. If I can’t go to work, how can I contribute to work? If I can’t make an important event, how can I show my support? If I can’t accept an invitation, can I extend an invitation? If I can’t help others, can I lend an ear or a shoulder? If I can’t do all of the chores, what chores can I do?
I will be the best me I can be.