Friday, March 5, 2010
Spring is showing her colors
Our daffodils are out along with heather, forsythia, and flowering trees. Some of the trees are greening up and the grass is growing. We are about 6 weeks early for this beginning of Spring but I'll take it with what so many others are going through with weather and earthquakes.
Getting out of the dark days of winter helps most fibromites. No the pain doesn't disappear but the mood is brighter which makes coping much easier. Getting out of the house into the fresh air cleanses the spirit.
On the other hand, Spring is when we really need to remember to pace ourselves. It is so easy to over do at this time of the year... we see the dirty windows, the spots on the carpet, what needs painting, the trimming and planting wait for us outside. PACING is a real key to less pain. Work 10 minutes, or 20 and then rest for 10. Then 10-20 minutes more and rest again. It makes a world of difference.
Thanks for letting me into your world for a few minutes. How are you and your Fibro doing? Have you any secrets to share that help you endure the pain? I'd love to hear from you....