Success as defined by a woman with chronic illnesses.
To me, I claim success in the smallest of accomplishments. I may be going through a miserable fibro flare or have been glutened that day and be in horrible pain. But if I can accomplish just one thing – getting out of bed, taking a shower, brushing my hair or posting one blog, I feel like I’ve accomplished something despite the pain. It helps perk me up, and it’s also good distraction therapy. Don’t get me wrong, I then reward myself by sometimes going back to bed or getting in the hot tub and laying down on the sofa and not doing anything else the rest of the day. But, I did accomplish that ONE thing this day and that is something, give it a try. Distraction therapy helps.