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Issue #259: Fatigue Makes it Difficult to Do Every Day Tasks Like Eating and Showering & Research Shows That People with Daily Gratitude Rituals are Some of the Happiest

Issue 259: Fatigue Makes it Difficult to Do Every Day Tasks Like Eating and Showering & Research Shows That People with Daily Gratitude Rituals are Some of the Happiest

Friday, 02 April 2021. Issue #259.

In This Issue:

  1. When your spouse and family refuse to let you give up on yourself when you’re down with chronic illness, and lift you up again.
  2. Most people who use a wheelchair aren’t incapable of walking, but need to conserve their energy for activities they want to participate in.
  3. Asking the right kind of questions can help to convey genuineness, empathy and hope.
  4. Adapting to change is not the same as giving up, but an acknowledgement of reality and circumstances, and facing them.
  5. Apart from chronic pain, many chronic conditions and the medications used to control them can cause malabsorption of nutrients or a lack of appetite.
  6. Todo lists don’t have to be set and locked for the day from the get-go; you can modify them along the way based on circumstances.
  7. Fatigue makes it difficult to do daily activities such as showering and eating, and can lead to isolation and cancelled plans.
  8. Research shows that people with daily gratitude rituals are the happiest and most successful.
  9. Growing along with your chronic illness diagnosis over the years and learning to love your body, and not allow negative remarks from others get to you.
  10. Many people do not know that there is a difference between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, and presume that it only happens to the elderly.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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