On a daily basis, I aim for positivity. I try my best to smile, focus on the good things and generally have a nice day. Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, it just gets too hard and you have to give in to a bad day. Some days, you just have to stay in bed, and have a 'me day'. It might be that you feel ill, sad, or generally just not up to facing the day, but either way, it's okay. Every once in a while, it happens and it just feels too hard to get yourself out of that funk, and you've just got to go with it. It happens to all of us, myself included. I used to find it hard to stop, worrying that I'd be missing things, but when you need to rest, it's often really important that you do just that. If you need to cancel plans, 99% of the time it will wait. I've learned that the world really does keep spinning, and you really don't miss out on so much. Obviously I'm not saying that you should skip out on work or school when things get a little hard, but at times when you just can't keep going, unfortunately all the more often for those with chronic illnesses, it's okay to take a break.
It's okay to rewatch your favourite film for the 367th time, I'm not going to judge. I promise I won't tell anyone if you want to eat biscuit spread directly from the jar too! Try to stay off Twitter too, for as many cute cat pictures you might see, there are just as many tweets that might make you feel worse. If I were you, I'd switch off your phone and get lost in your favourite book or magazine instead. I personally like big glossy magazines as hat way you can just look at the pictures and don't even need to concentrate too much. Either way, taking a little time to recuperate can mean you're back to your old self far quicker than if you try to power through, I'm personally a firm believer of stopping when you need to stop! How do you like to wind down and relax?
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