A few weeks ago, we discussed ways to make sure you’re heard when discussing chronic fatigue with your doctor. It’s possible to overcome what you’re feeling right now and get better. You CAN get stronger and live a full life.
We at Actify know your struggle. We understand how difficult it can be to live your day to day life with chronic fatigue. And as you know, it’s never going to be easy. But there are ways to cope with it and get stronger. And it will always be worth it. So, how can you cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
1. Give yourself some credit! Did you wake up? Did you do what you could within your limitations? Then you are doing all that you can and that is all anyone can do.
Ensure that you listen to your body. If you need to rest….REST. Take a load off and listen to the signals your body is telling you. If you choose to ignore the signs, then you will likely suffer the consequences.
2. Find things to occupy your mind! Whether it is reading, or art, or even meditation if you can do nothing else that day. Or if all you can do is sleep, allow your body the time to do that.
3. Ensure that you are taking vitamin supplements or medications if suggested by your physician. Remember that you cannot hope to be better if you don’t follow the suggested treatment plan. What if the treatment isn’t working? Ensure that you keep a journal of your progress and then present it to your physician for review. Remember that medications may need to be changed or dosages need to
be adjusted to begin to see any benefit.
4. Find ways to hold on to hope! Whether it is your belief in yourself, and/or the presence of good friends or family. Maybe it is your faith in a higher power, and maybe it would just be faith that modern medicine will catch up to help you. Hope is essential to staying afloat on this journey.
5. Take one day at a time! Every day is a new opportunity. You only lose out if you stop trying.
In closing, we all have a different and unique journey that we are on, and sometimes you feel you are helpless against the circumstance. Sometimes people and physicians just don’t get it. Because who can really understand your journey better than you? Sometimes it is up to us to lend that information to those around us, and to spread awareness so that someday there is more
understanding and compassion in the world. Never let go, and never give up.