The Ten Commandments for M.E sufferers

– Thou shalt not be perfect, or even try to be

– Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people

– Thou shalt sometimes leave things undone

– Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin

– Thou shalt learn to say “no”

– Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and for thy support network

– Thou shalt switch thyself off, and do nothing regularly

– Thou shalt not feel guilty for doing nothing, or saying no

– Thou shalt be boring, untidy, inelegant and unattractive at times

– Especially, thou shalt not be thine own worst enemy. But, be thine own best friend

These were handed to me at one of the CFS/ME clinic sessions. I don’t think they apply to just us sufferers. Maybe everyone can get something from them. Some are easier said than done but you get the idea.

Be kind to yourself. We are human beings, not human doings 😉

Published by Anna Redshaw

Blogging about life in the slow lane with an invisible, chronic illness. I wasn't always a sick chick so this is somewhat of a life changing experience!

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