I bet you know what came next don't you? Yep! the crash came. Ever have that happen to you? When you're out and about and then all of a sudden your body says..."NOPE! That's it I'm done". It happened to me yesterday when in the mall but I knew too that if I stopped and sat down...I'd need a crane to get my butt up again. So what did I do? I kept on going. I pushed myself and I encouraged me too.
I reminded myself that although yes I was hurting...I was out of my house.
I acknowledged to myself that although I needed to sit down...I could sit on the bus coming home. I would be leaving soon and I could handle a little more walking.
I reminded myself that I was doing something beyond my pain...and it felt good to do the things I needed for me (haunt a book store...treat myself to something nice...getting out of the house)
I tried to keep my mind off my body by listening to my music...it was a good distraction and I got a few stares while singing to myself in my head too...but it's all good
I rewarded myself and my efforts and I took the time to finally sit and rest.
I had a bubble bath to soothe my body.
I did the things I needed to make me feel good. (I got into my comfy clothes, under my warm blanket and I even laid down for a bit)
I spent the rest of the night doing what I needed and I did it without beating myself for causing me some pain.
The point behind all this is to remind you to get out from under your pain and do the things that make you feel good even if you may feel more pain for having done it. And when you've done it...to then take the time you need to care for yourself and your needs.
Life won't stop because of our pain and we can't let our lives stop because of it either...BUT...we can learn to do the thing we need for us when we've lived beyond it.
When you've lived beyond your pain...what do you do for you?
take good care of you eh? and please...find some time for you and your needs too.