6 things you are allowed to do when you are chronically ill

Stay in your pajamas all day

You know, why waste energy on putting on clothes and thinking about what to wear. Also, why waste being uncomfortable. If you have a really bad day, and the only thing you know you are going to do that day is stay in bed or on the couch all day, why dress up. Why don’t you just stay in comfortable clothes. I love to stay in pajamas, and if I know I’m not doing anything that day, I will stay in my pajamas all day.

Take the elevator instead of the stairs

Just thinking about the stairs is making you tired. And you know that climbing those stairs will be the only thing you can do that day, if you try. You are allowed to take the elevator, people who know you will know why. Don’t use up all your good energy on the stairs, if you don’t feel like it, then don’t do it.

Cancel plans

When you are chronically ill you never know the day. One day you might be all right, and the next… not so much. Your real friends will understand if you have to cancel plans, they will know that most likely you are feeling so ill that you can’t go anywhere. Maybe you can’t even get out of bed. If you know you have a bad day, you shouldn’t push yourself. It is better to cancel those plans, and make up for it later, when you are feeling better.

Have a spa day

I mean, you don’t have to go to an actual spa if you don’t have the money for it. But, if you have a bathtub, fill it up with warm water, use a bath-bomb with some relaxing fragrance. Take a face-mask at the same time. Put on music or your favorite TV Show, and just relax. Just take your time, and relax some. You might feel a little better.

Have fun

It is nothing wrong with having fun. Everyone should have fun. Hang out with friends, or do things you consider fun. Even if you are chronically ill you still have maybe that one day where you are feeling all right, so why not use it to something fun, instead of putting on Netflix. Call a friend, see if they have time to meet up with you on the time of the day where you are feeling the best. I know that some might feel better in the mornings and some at the evenings. Find the best time for you.

Cut negativity and stress out of your life

This just makes you tired, and makes you feel bad. Negativity is not good, surround yourself with positive people, and positivism. Also, all that stress, cut it out. I know it is not easy, some days I might stress, before a meeting, before a doctors appointment, and other things where I will get answers to something. I try to cut it out, try not to overthink, try and relax and use my energy for me.

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