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I'd Like To Know: How Do You Get Your Motivation Back After Hitting An All Time Low?

I'd Like To Know: How Do You Get Your Motivation Back After Hitting An All Time Low?

How do you get your motivation back after a long fight with pain. The feeling of giving up when nothing seems to go right? When those you talk to say they don't wanna hear it anymore? When you have so much that needs done but your body won't cooperate and you feel overwhelmed.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I am a dog person and have an 81/2 year old St Poodle who has slowed down because of a chronic disease. Started to think Ihat I needed someone entertaining, who needs looking after. So even though I am in pain and have been since a teenager, I needed a puppy to look after. Titch is a mimiature poodle puppy and he is now 6 months old. He lets ne know what he needs and Mango and him push me to go for walks, to train Titch to learn at home some of the basic commands and rules of the house. Mango is happy because she is involved in the training. In the summer we played ball. Winter, we all have the necessary gear to keep us warm. The time we spend outdoors depends on how bad my walking ability is.
The hardest part of Motivation is starting on what you would like to do if there was nothing stopping you. If necessary take little steps in getting started. Don't forget to tell yoyrself how well you are doing even though it is hard. Praise is so important even if we give it to ourselves. Remember to take some physical breaks. Most people in pain tire quickly. If things don't work out the way you had hoped and planned for there is always another day.

Try to keep emotions like anger muted. No call to beat yourself up because you ran out of steam. The thing with motivation is taking the first step, which might mean you wash and get dressed. Every step we take makes us stronger to handle the pain and what we want or need to do. It is not easy, that is why every positive step we push ourselves to take must be acknowledged by ourselves and be rewarded. With this disease, you never know what each hour, day will bring physically so prioritize and do what you can. We are basically on our own as to how to best handle the pain and many other symptoms. Bad day for me I lie down with the dogs and watch a favourite Tv show or read my book. Anger and Depression are locked in the cupboard and I focus on pleasant things. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. I don't like being bored and one thing for sure this disease is unpredictable. and not boring. Tried to take a picture of the digs but Ipad not cooperating so frustation and anger are pushed in the cupboard and I sm sending this off. Hope it might be helpful gor someone. We are all different, so we have to figure what works for ourselves.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I create small projects and do everything on a small scale, having lots of rests but throwing anything positive into the mix, funny films, music, anything that will make me smile and help me to move on. Creating projects for yourself gives you a purpose, what would you like to do, choose something you can pick up and put down, crafts, garden on a small scale - pots. Think of ideas and put them into action it will lift you and give you a purpose in life. I do meditation too that helps and have done a course on fatigueanswers and this has helped me get back some quality in life again. There are lots of things out there, see what motivates you to have a go and go for it!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Hi Tina a couple yrs ago I had fluid removed from my Right lung , the doc stuck a long needle through my back and into the lung , they used ultrasound to watch where the long needle went as to not collapse the lung , After the procedure they even did an xray and sent me on my way , After struggling to breath some I went to my G,P he looks at the hospital report and goes oh they partially collapsed your lung , it took a couple wks before I could breath normal again. I never understood why the hospital didn't tell me so I could understand what was going on , moral of my story is the lung can be corrected with help if needed. Take care on your journey with chronic pain

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Tina, you are dealing with a reasonable concern. I know they can indeed reinflate your lung as they did my daughters. You have not let your children down, you did not choose this. I'm sure your children know they are loved and that is the most important area in their life. A spot on my lung would scare me too. I'm praying it will come out ok for you. Prayer is the most powerful source to help our health.❤️

posted about 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Everyday is filled with severe unrelenting pain, - I never know when the next pain flare will start or end, - After years of denials from workers compensation contact doctors I'm pretty much feeling hopeless and just wondering when this will end. I'm much worse, due to trying to push through the pain. - After years of constant attacks, the pain flare are more severe and last longer, I feel like the only way I can make it through the day is laying in bed on infared heating pad, under my severely fractured thoracic spine that prevent sitting or standing. On top of this, Workers Comp attacked again, dropping payment for my depression medication, with another "LIE" of theirs. Seriously,these Workers Compensation Psychopathic Perverts should be in jail or made to suffer the same shit I'm going through, .....

posted about 3 years ago
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