Do the ‘Next Right Thing’ for Your Health

Do the ‘Next Right Thing’ for Your Health
It's challenging to sort through the "shoulds" and "should-nots" of fibromyalgia. I know I'm not alone in this. Because the condition is so unpredictable, all we can really control is the action of doing the "next right thing" for our health. All of life is uncertain and unpredictable; those of us in the chronic illness community know that. It's easy to get lost in the bigger picture instead of focusing on the current moment. Try not to worry about the future. I know that's hard, but that's the way I've chosen to live — in the moment. Life becomes much less stressful that way. What are some of those next right things? Yours are unique, but I'll share some of mine:  Go for a five-minute walk Take my medications Make an appointment Read a book chapter Spend time in prayer or meditation Enjoy a cup of coffee Make my bed Listen to uplifting music Stretch my muscles Take my supplements Drink water Update my ICE Contact app Choose a healthcare proxy Make a will Call a friend I haven't talked to in a while I think you get the point. Just choose one thing and do that. If we dwell on all the things we need to do, it's easy to get overwhelmed, so let's just focus on doing the next right thing. Maybe it's filling your pill container or picking up a prescription. Perhaps it's taking a bath with Epsom salts and lavender essential oil. Whatever self-care is preferable, do that. Some other ideas: Nap Write in a journal Clean an area with a five-minute timer Turn off mobile devices Visit a salon Have groceries delivered Set a time limit for discussions to avoid social exhaustion Relax with deep breathing Make a protein shake What are some of the next right things that you can think of? Do
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