Like rheumatoid arthritis, having an accident earlier this year reminded me that sometimes we just have to slow down, even if we want to get on with things. It’s frustrating, but instead of wasting energy feeling annoyed, it’s better to use that energy to find ways that help us endure and accept the situation, so we can look at how to improve it. 

We all have times when we’re plodding forward one step at a time – or feel we’re going three steps backwards – and we have to be patient. I am not naturally patient!

At such times, I find it helps to narrow my horizon to the short term and not plan too far ahead.

This might mean asking: What is possible today (or even in the next hour)? What does my body need right now for me to be ok? What can I simplify? What can wait until later?

If any of this resonates with you and you’re struggling with something similar, please feel free to contact me so we can chat about how I might help.

In the meantime, wishing you a restful time as we move towards the brighter days of spring, with good health – and an absence of accidents…

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