A letter I wrote to myself on the final week of the Mindfulness for Health course, which Jane posted back to us. It arrived this morning.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Life is often difficult, lonely and filled with pain, but it is also so much more than that. Take the time to notice the good and enjoy the pleasant.
The most important message to take from the mindfulness course is to be kind, mostly to myself, but also to others. Accept your limitations, pace yourself, rest, breathe, smile. Remember not to be angry with yourself or feel guilty, it is not your fault. Give others the benefit of the doubt when they are flakey, seem distant or just don’t take your needs or feelings into account. No one can understand your condition or how their actions impact on your health.
Take the time for self-care, meditate, move/exercise, relax, enjoy. Don’t feel guilty for looking after you.
Commit to yourself and your health. It’s important, YOU are important.
Continue to spread awareness and be a positive voice for Fibromyalgia. You can make a difference to your life, and to others. Be strong, be bold, be awesome.