I just want to see if there’s anyone out there who can relate.
How do you keep yourself going when you are feeling unwell?
For example, I’ve spent years battling an eating disorder and it can sometimes be really hard to listen to my body. I’ve learned that oftentimes when my stomach is upset or I’m feeling nauseous, I’m actually hungry. It feels so counterintuitive to try to eat when I feel like I’m going to throw up. It can be absolutely grueling but I know that’s what my body needs. At that point, eating becomes a form of self-care.
Sometimes I just can’t do it and I waste away the day by laying around in pain.
This isn’t just for physical pain though – mental pain can be just as debilitating.
I also struggle with anxiety and my symptoms can range from lack of concentration to not wanting to leave the house. But I’m still a mom. I still have a job. I still have shit to do.
It is just so hard to push through that pain and keep going.
How do you keep going when you feel like you can’t? How do you push through the pain?