Finding your happy can go a long way toward healing yourself and making a post fibromyalgia diagnosis life a whole heck of a lot more pleasant.
Once I'd come to terms with the fact that I had Fibromyalgia (acceptance). I realized I could continue to sulk and bitch about how unfair this chronic illness is or I could set about finding things that would make my life a little bit happier.
Bet you're wondering what the heck that is in the picture and what it has to do with healing myself.
That's Bippitty. She's a skinny pig or also known as a hairless guinea pig. Turns out, guinea pigs make me happy. That was something I didn't know before my fibromyalgia diagnosis. In fact, pre fibro I thought that rodents were icky now I've even loved two rats.
Come on....you know you want to. Think about it. What activities, people, places, things make you happy? When is the last time you've given happy any thought?
I started to dabble in art. At first I had a lot of fun blending oil pastels. It was soothing and helped me build strength in my weakening fingers.
When that become too painful, I switched to painting and crafts.
I love learning so that's what I've been doing. Learning as much as I can about healing yourself with natural remedies and then experimenting to find out what works for me.
Which has led me to discovering other things that bring joy to my life like essential oils. Some of their scents boost my morale instantly, especially citrus scented oils.
I simply put a favourite into a difuser and as soon as the smell is in the air I find myself smiling.
Bonus! Essential oils are healing too.
Anyway, enough about me healing myself, this is about you healing yourself by bringing some happy back into your life.
Take time to figure out what makes you happy or feel good. Then do it.
A life with fibromyalgia can really suck. There's no denying it. But, you have the power to incorporate things into your life that make living it that bit better.
As I discover "my happy" I'll share my experiences here in the hopes that maybe something that brings joy and relief to my fibro life can do the same for you.
My advice to you....keep finding fun ways to heal yourself.