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To Get Better this Year, Means Getting Better Today

To Get Better this Year, Means Getting Better Today

“It would be nice to get better by the end of the year.” This is a thought that resurfaces within my mind quite a fair bit. While others may be making resolutions for the new year, those who are chronically ill are bound to unpredictability, and usually make plans on a daily basis instead.

“What can I do to get there?” Then it struck me that to get better this year, meant getting better today.

Perhaps that little thing you did for yourself today – be it 10 minutes of light exercise, improving one aspect of your diet, getting an extra spot of shut eye, or just sitting down to regulate your thoughts – feels as if it made no overall impact.

I know how that feels because I often become frustrated, thinking that my present action is too insignificant to even cause a dent in the colossal problem before me.

Or I get a little impatient, wondering what I have to do next, and not now. I want to see immediate results, which doesn’t make any sense because everything takes time to manifest.

So this is a gentle reminder to be patient with myself, and that things done for the good of your own well being never goes to waste, whether it is a big, small or unseen contribution.

Keep getting better today, my friend!

And because I think quotes are great little reminders when placed somewhere within sight, I’ve created a few visual quote cards. Feel free to download or print them out for your own use!

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  • Great post! I came here through Chronic Illness Bloggers, and I enjoyed your post so much that I included in on my own Weekly Inspiration post today:

    You echoed many of my own feelings about taking things one day at a time…but you also provided me with a good reminder to lower my expectations a bit – I tend to expect a lot from myself & be constantly frustrated that I can no longer keep up!


    Living with ME/CFS

    • Hi Sue,

      Thank you very much for taking the time to read, and for including in your list, I appreciate it much! Yes it’s a constant struggle for us all I believe. Something that I need to remind myself more often than not! I hope you’re having a good day 🙂

  • I love this! Getting better isn’t just a destination to dream about. It’s a daily journey!

    • Thanks for the support, Brittany! Yes, every little step counts…a good reminder to us all, including myself! 😉

  • I love this. And each one of these quotes!

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