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Social Misfit Victory

Yep, I would consider myself a social misfit. So sick for so long and so isolated has created a “social misfit.” That’s okay, I am working my way out of it!!! I am finding victory and loving it.

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Fail Forward – Cycology

Our grandparents would tell us that failing creates a learning experience, it builds character. They surely are right but I need more incentive than that to keep this up. The only motivation I can find after all these years of illness is the fact that I am failing forward. I am getting closer and closer to healing because I am willing to have some failures along the way that keep me moving forward. The bumps and bruises of failing forward are so worth it.

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Not Everything Is Worth Figuring Out

Exactly who said we have to figure out everything?? Not everything is worth figuring out. Some things are better left alone.

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Treat Yourself Like Someone You Love

How do you treat someone you love? Usually, we are kind and loving, giving, put their needs above our own, etc. Okay, so we don’t get all that perfect all the time but you know how you desire to treat the ones you love. How do you treat yourself? Are you kind to yourself? Do you take care of your needs while you are chronically ill? Are you gracious in your attitude about yourself? Are we treating ourselves like we would treat someone else or are we rude, unkind, name-calling, and not stepping up to take care of basic needs?

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Panic or Anxiety ​Attack vs Physical Overwhelm

Ever been so physically overwhelmed that it didn’t matter what you called it, it STUNK??? Anyone with almost any illness clearly knows physical overwhelm. We have to stop and deal with whatever. Sometimes panic or anxiety attacks kick in and they are quite different but they cause a physical overwhelm. Sorting it out a little can help us navigate social situations so we are not so isolated while we are chronically ill.

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Comparing Illness Journeys Has Its Limits

There are SO many illnesses and so many variables that no two people can possibly have the same illness journey. No two experiences can be exactly the same, impossible. When we compare ourselves to others, we are either overly disappointed or overly self-superior to others. Either way, it does not serve us to compare. We can heal faster when we let comparisons go.

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Matching Reality With Expectations

There are so many ups and downs with chronic illness that our expectations do not always match our reality. What happened days ago may or may not be our physcial reality for today. Constant matching of our reality to our expectations can get us down the healing path with greater ease and safety.

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Set Aside Goofy Pride During Illenes​s

All humans do goofy things. The goofy feels magnified when we are ill. No one is so cool that they are above this. Pride can sometimes drive our goofy actions and blindside us. During illness, set the goofy pride aside!!

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Add Noise to Shake Up The Brain Rattle

Don’t you get tired of hearing your own thinking sometimes while you are ill? Shake up the brain rattle, the endless chatter in our heads with some noise. Make it fun, make it different. Turn up the volume and let’s see if we can get our self-chatter to step aside for some real noise.

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