Part of this is figuring out yourself and what is going on that may be adding to a flare. I always stress before a big family event til the first family arrives, some things about yourself you can't change. I started cleaning this morning even though I didn't feel all that great and wasn't sure if I was going to get much done but the more I got done the better I seemed to feel. Got everything cleaned except our shower and kitchen sink which DH will have to scrub due to the arthritis in my hands. Tomorrow morning will do the hard surface floors and cleaning will be done, yeah big relief. I even made a some homemade fudge after I was finished so crossed that off the list. I am beat and done for the day except a nice hot shower.
I could have set here the past two days waiting for the pain to go away but it wouldn't have cause I would have been stressed worse with getting nothing done for the weekend.
I haven't brought this up on here for awhile but I do self analysis, go over every part of my life and if I hit on what is causing stress sometimes I can change it, some things in life you can't change but you can help yourself by the way you think about it.
I think I over did it Mon and even though I kept telling myself I wasn't stressing about the pain in the back of my mind I was and now that I'm almost ready for my family my muscles aren't near as tight and not hurting as much.
I hope my experience this week has helped someone understand that we can do things to help a flare.
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