Are you self compassionate?

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crazykitty
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   Posted 7/9/2010 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you understand and accept yourself as you are? Most of us are able to show
show compassion to others but do we do the same for ourselves?
 
I find myself doing a lot of self talk...psyching myself up. Sometimes I really get
mad for not being able to perform like I once did. There are days I know I should
cut myself some slack and don't. Living in a body that doesn't always cooperate
is frustrating. Why do so many of us demand what are bodies are no longer
capable of? I know you know what I'm talking about.
 
Taking one day at a time and trying to be more self compassionate.
 
Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Jokat
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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am far from self compassionate. I demand that my body keep up with my daily life (including current project of tiling my kitchen, dining room, and laundry room floors). My job can be demanding and I insist that NOONE at work knows of my personal challenges.
This is not the smartest way to approach FM, and I pay dearly many evening and mornings from my lack of self compassion.
I am currently young enough to be able to push through the pain, fatigue, illness, and depression that my choices leave me with.....
My wife understands and will sometimes force me to slow down when she knows she will need me "healthy" for family functions, etc...
JoKat
 
Our attitude towards life determines life's attitude towards us. {Earl Nightingale} 
Fibro since 2005


sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel when I am on here and able to help others that is my self-compassion time. It is my time to relax before pushing myself out of this chair and doing things that need to be done. Some days it is really hard to make the push out of the chair. lol
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)


Acheybody
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm always saying to myself, "You idiot! What am I going to do with you?" But then I try to say, "It's ok, you're a good person, a smart person, you just forgot."

It's so hard to take the time to do things the safe way when you're caught up in a situation that involves other people, when someone is waiting for you. If they love you and understand, it helps a lot, but even then they can understand only so much.

Achey
   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
This too shall pass....


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm usually compassionate to myself by planning ahead so I can still do the things I want to do.  Sometimes I fail at that and push myself anyway, but usually for a good reason.   I just refuse to let illness control my life.
 
Sherrine 
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


crazykitty
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I realized I am showing self compassion every time I exercise, do my relaxation
therapy and eat healthy. Sometimes I do get angry at myself for my physical
inabilities and have to learn to accept there are days when I will have limitations on
what I can do. Striving to do what I can do to feel better is my purpose. Being more
in tune with my feelings and body will help.

My goal is to live my life to the fullest, enjoy it and be happy! Hope you all have
a very self compassionate day!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

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