Spring is officially here! After a long, cold, wet winter, spring is finally here! Being in a colder, wetter climate than I'm used to this winter has been hard, and yesterday's rainfall has left me achy and exhausted, but I keep telling myself that there is just one or two rainfalls left and then it's all sunshine ahead!
I know a lot of Spoonies are affected by cold, wet weather and constantly changing barometric pressure, and more temperate times are ahead- so stay strong Spoonies, we're almost there! There is always such a hope to spring, least of all the hope of a little less aches and pains, so here's to spring!
-FSC Founder and Fabulous Fibro-Fighter-
So I've been really, really tired for about two weeks now (like really struggling tired), and what little energy I have gets used up pretty quickly because, you know Fibro-fatigue is weird. Well today I finally got the energy to go out and grab some lunch (I love eating lunch on a nice sunny patio!) and up to that point, everything was going great. I got myself together, drove myself to the place, and had some lunch. So far, so good. Then, still feeling alright, I decided to pop in the shop next door, then, as I was looking at the scarves, I was suddenly so tired all I wanted to do was lie down right there in the store- not exactly an ideal situation.
I've been feeling pretty listless lately. Not to mention tired, achy, grumpy... all in all pretty much in desperate need of a mental and physical break.
It can be frustrating when you spend so much energy trying to make sure you're doing all the things to keep yourself mentally and physically healthy (I try to eat right[ish], get in some occasional exercise [within my limits], I speak kindly to myself and am patient with my limitations, I am mindful of my music and television/movie/book choices) and yet mental and physical health continue to be a struggle for me- and I know I'm not alone in that struggle, so I want to ask you something:
Have you checked-in with yourself lately? How are you doing? If it's been a while since you've asked yourself these kinds of questions, I encourage you to take some time and check-in with yourself. If you're not sure how to do this, I've included a few helpful resources below: