Typically when I post on this blog, my writing comes from a place of frustration; frustration with life, with my chronic illnesses, with myself, or with the world. I decided that today’s post would not be written as such. In my last post, Assumptions and Misconceptions: An Open Letter to the World, I noted the importance of little daily accomplishments. With today being one of those days, I decided that I wanted to share what I find to be a “tiny daily accomplishment.”
As I’ve said before, the world does not realize how much of an accomplishment completing mediocre tasks can be. For instance, when I woke up today I did not think I was going to leave my bed for the entire day. I was in so much pain that I curled up into a ball and wanted to stay there. Eventually, I got the strength to get up and showered. That accomplishment led to me saying yes to socializing with friends. This means that I said yes to wearing something other than pajamas, yes to leaving my house, and yes to overcoming my pain. I knew that these tasks would take a lot of effort, but I also knew I could overcome them.
Every time I overcome my pain, like today, I celebrate. More often than not, my chronic illnesses run my life and how I live. Therefore, when I can beat my Adenomyosis/Endometriosis that is an accomplishment. I may not know how I will survive like this for another 10 years, but I do know that I can take it one day at a time.
Do you celebrate your own achievements when it comes to your daily life? Have you ever celebrated these? Please feel free to share in the comments below!