"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of MyChronicPainTeam
When first faced with a chronic pain diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we grab the reins back and fix the situation? Living with a chronic disease forces us to recognize what we can and cannot control.
Members on MyChronicPainTeam have various strategies for letting go of control and fear, including:
1) using guided imagery to visualize letting go
2) opening up and trusting others
3) organizing or cleaning the house
4) reaching out for support from other members on MyChronicPainTeam
Here are recent conversations from members on MyChronicPainTeam:
"I try every day to be grateful for the good things they do and let go the not so good!"
"I’m doing at least one major task a day and cannot not hope to finish but I’m gonna give it all I’ve got and choose to believe that there’s something even more perfect out there for me so that I can begin to let go and move on."
"At some point, you need to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening!"
Have you had moments of letting go just when you needed it most? What helps you 'let go' of things out of your control? Share in the comments below or directly on MyChronicPainTeam.com.