Hi Kyyndred and welcome!
Sherrine as usual has some great ideas and I don't have a lot to add.
Fibro is definitely a day-by-day issue to deal with. Positive thinking is helpful. What helps me the most, personally, is my faith. There are several little things we can do, too, such as make a daily "to do" list and do what you can. It never helps to beat yourself up if you don't do everything. We just take things step by step. Trial and error. What works for one may not for another, so be
open to your doctor's suggestions and take it one at a time.
Spiritual (religious) reading and music are helpful to me and relax me. I also tune out stressful things. I get my news online and just read the headlines, not getting bogged down by all the stories.
Getting outside each day helps me--just getting fresh air. I have a small garden and I try to get out there daily. Today I picked some beans and tomatoes and found a few beets. It's a good diversion, as are hobbies, whatever you may enjoy.
Alternating sitting and standing helps me, too. Also, on days my feet bother me, I set the timer and change shoes about
every hour (I can get very stiff feet!). Little things like that can make a big difference. I also have a big rubber mat I stand on when I wash my dishes. My heating pad (or sometimes an ice pack or microwavable "bed buddy") are always within reach.
I also try to have things to look forward to, such as parties, if I feel up to them, or even a little shopping in a craft store (where I could get lost for days, LOL!)
Personally, I try to avoid meds whenever I can, though I do take them occasionally (my doctor has okay'd this for me, but check with your own doctor for his/her thoughts on that).
I'm looking forward to my little granddaughter's first birthday party and also a trip to the zoo with her. Sure, there's a chance I may get a flare and have to back out, but my son and D-I-L are well aware of my health issues, so I know there will be other good times with them and little granddaughter soon. But I'll make a good attempt to attend both.
It's fun to try something new, such as learning to quilt or knit, paint with acrylics, etc. My passion is creating dollhouse miniatures. They are so fun!
A pet or two can lift the spirits, too. Even tropical fish in an aquarium!
I guess to sum up, we just do the best we can and give everything our best shot. If we're in a flare and things aren't going well, we just try to relax and do more sedentary work. Give it time and things will change.
Sorry, I'm probably rambling here, but just a few thoughts. I hope you have a great weekend!
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