Once more it's Friday!
So there are a lot of days when I run low on spoons... days when I need to get things done but I feel like a wrung out wet noodle. Days when getting out of bed and getting dressed feels like a major feat, let alone getting the house work done or walking the dogs. There are a couple of ways I handle these days, join me over the Itzl for some ideas.
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There are some days when I can just relax, rearrange my plans and just rest. That's usually the best solution for me. But life doesn't always hand us those days when we need them. So what else can I do to help me cope (and hopefully keep out of a fibro flare or a COPD exacerbation)?
Sometimes I lie down with Sophie and read for a while and recharge my 'batteries' that way. Sometimes I resort to caffeine and sugar. Some days I don't have the time for the former or the resources for the latter. But sometimes I can boost my energy with a little music. It's like my body pulls the energy from the music into itself and gets me moving, it's better than a caffeine high because it doesn't dump you down again a half an hour later.
Here are some of the songs that seem to work for me (they're also good walking songs, as they'll get your pace up):
What do you use to get you over that blah hump and get your day moving (or moving again in the middle of the day)?