Pretend to be a real person

Over the time I’ve had chronic pain I deconditioned physically a lot. Now I’m trying to fight my way back.  Some days it’s just easiest to stay at home in comfy pants. Actually- all days.

But that’s the enemy. Lying down during the day is also the enemy. Comfy pants, social isolation, avoidance, eating for comfort, staying at home, etc etc should also be avoided. Basically anything that feels easy is bad. How messed up is that? Thanks a lot, chronic pain.

So here’s my mantra: pretend to be a real person. Or maybe I just need to remind myself I AM a real person.

Then maybe at some point I’ll feel like one again. It’s a fake it til you make it strategy. (Not to say having chronic pain or disabilities doesn’t make us real people. I’m being facetious.)

So here’s my rallying cry to myself: Wake up and shower. Get outside. Wear pants. Be with people.

Today I’ve accomplished this small feat- I made it out. But I am wearing comfy pants. I’ll give myself a B+.

Advertisements

One thought on “Pretend to be a real person

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: