Arguing with Reality Never Ends Well
I had the holidays all planned out.
I was going to spend time with family, work on a new project that I’m really excited about, and also take time to relax.
But then, out of nowhere, my symptoms appeared.
Yep, I had a flare-up.
I had extreme fatigue and lots of headaches.
And then I got into an argument.
I was arguing with reality.
I was telling myself that it shouldn’t be this way and it wasn’t fair because I deserve to feel good.
But rather than making me feel better, it just made me feel worse.
Because whenever we argue with reality we always lose.
Every. Single. Time.
My reality was that I had extreme fatigue and headaches over the holidays.
And I could either fight it and be mad about it, or I could accept it and decide how I was going to deal with it.
It took me a couple days, but eventually I decided to stop arguing.
Because the truth is, I can handle my symptoms.
I don’t like them. But I know what to do.
And I know how to feel well emotionally, even if I don’t feel well physically.
When I tell myself that my symptoms are miserable and unfair, I feel like a victim. And that feels terrible.
But when I tell myself that I can handle whatever comes my way, suddenly I feel confident and empowered. And that feels amazing.
It doesn’t make my symptoms disappear. I still need to alter my schedule, and let things go so that I can take care of myself.
But I can handle it.
And so can you.
Do you believe that?
Practice believing that you can handle whatever comes your way and see what happens.
Have a beautiful weekend!