November 16, 2010

That's So Cliché...

The other day I was feeling a bit desperate which led me to write a list of motivational words to cheer myself up.  As it turns out, it did the trick so I thought I’d share it with all of you:

Be patient.
Things will get better.
Time heals all wounds.
All is not lost.
Family and friends aren’t going anywhere.
Seek gradual improvements.
Be good to yourself.
Find comfort in small things.
Listen to your body.
Get a second wind (or third or fourth…).
Start small and grow.
You are not your illness.
Strategize, make plans, set goals.
Stay in the present.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
Never give up.
Stop feeling guilty.
Stop judging yourself.
Love yourself.
Give yourself some credit.
Be proud of your accomplishments.
Pamper yourself.
Nurture yourself.
Learn to let go.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Be appreciative.
Rise to the occasion.
Conquer your fears.


  1. I love this entry. I can't help but smile when I read it. I wish the list could go on for a few more pages. Marah - keep on writing and I'll keep on reading.

  2. Hi Marah,

    I added your site to my list of Similar Sites. I think it will help you connect with others that are also challenged with chronic fatigue and fibromyalia.

    Hang in there!