Thursday, September 17, 2015

Coping

My health has been so up and down lately. I have had more bad days than good, and to be perfectly honest, that scares me. Finding the energy and motivation to do what I want to do are hard to come by. Will it be better when autumn finally arrives and the temps aren't being like a yo-yo, going up and down over and over again? Because my body certainly doesn't react well to it.

I've been coping by watching lots of classic movies, interacting with people on Twitter, and trying to rest.

But I'd rather be writing.

I've been thinking a lot about writing, but keeping my eyes open for more than 20 minutes at a time isn't easy. And when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis, brain fog is unfortunately one of the symptoms.  I often lose my train of thought, can't focus, and have trouble finding the right words. Some days are better than others.

I have to keep pushing forward, though. In fact, I found this on Pinterest today and it really seems to fit:
I refuse to let this disease win. I may have to compromise on the bad days and allow myself to not do a darn thing but rest, but that's ok. The important thing is that I keep going.

One Day at a Time

I've always tried to live with this mentality: One day at a time. Unfortunately, when I implement it, I fail spectacularly. But for this...