I'm starting a new weekly event here on the blog. It's something I've been thinking about since I wrote this post last year.
So often we get overwhelmed with the daily stress of dealing with chronic illness. It can seem like things never get better. That it is just difficult, after stressful, after disheartening.
Unless we consciously start to look for the good, however big or small it may be, we can miss just what we do achieve.
Unless we start to document those events, it is easy to forget just how much we've achieved.
Victories come big and small. For some, it could be making it through a shift at work. For others, simply getting out of bed or managing a shower. Lets face it, some days simply managing not to cough-sneeze your medication into your right nostril (true story) is up there with creating world peace. Each is an achievement and needs to be celebrated.
So from now on Friday on the blog will be known as,
This week I rocked because....
In the comments take the time to think about and write what you've achieved this past week.
This week I rocked because
- I made it up to 10mins on my minicycle.
- I managed to shave one and a half armpits (no easy feat when you can't lift your left arm).
- I managed to stew up some rhubarb.
- I potted one plant.
- I made it through a night out, and got to sing show tunes.
So tell me, how have you rocked this week?
Feel free to share with anyone else who you think may benefit from recognising and celebrating, just how much they've rocked this past week.
And just in case you're having trouble thinking of the ways you have rocked, I give you the best motivational song of all time. Put on your beret and your way too tight jeans, and get your strut on.