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Acceptence

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Chronic Pain
After fully waking up and getting pain level down. I decided that I felt I was going to have a pretty good day. So thinking of all of the "undone, things to do list" I would tackle a bunch of it. Then I thought, Ive been down this road before. Maybe I'll do half of the list. I'll feel good about the day and myself.
Well wait a minute, I'm setting myself up for defeat and depression.
So plan A will be do x,y,&z. plan B will be do x&y Plan C will be do x and try to be satisfied.
I managed to get plan B done, with a little help from my pain meds and not do to much damage to my back.
So I'll accept that with joy.
I think learning "acceptance" is 90% of the game!
Good luck, Jim
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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Comments

  • I like you have my list. But for now instead of ticking things off of it and paying for it later I have a daily accomplishment goal. One day it was just to clean my bathroom. It had been neglected for far too long. (Helpful hint on cleaning a tub after surgery. Mops work pretty good.) So I knew if I could get just that done I would feel good about accomplishing something for that day. You made it at least to Plan B. That should make you feel like superman! :)))
  • It sounds like you are coming along in your way of thinking and learning as you go.
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