1% Thursday: Delegate. Just once.

Take one thing on your to do list, and delegate it.

We’re community creatures.  We live in groups for a reason.  We help each other, and life is better that way.

When you have a chronic illness, however, you’re especially sensitive about asking others for help.  You don’t want to be a burden, you’re afraid you’re asking too much, or you feel bad that you can’t do more for others.

But sometimes you do have to delegate.  So this week’s task – take one thing off your to do list, and ask for help.  It could be a regular task (something you do each week), or just a one-time thing.  You might pay someone, or ask a friend.  It could be something big, or small, but it has to actually be a real help to you.

If you find this too hard, it may be that you need to be more a part of a community.  That means being helped, and helping others.  Take this first step – there’s someone that would be happy to help.  They’ll feel good about it, and so will you.

Now use that time to give yourself a boost.  Get something else done, or give yourself permission to get some rest.  This is going to be different for everyone.

What is 1% Thursday?

1% Thursday

Every Thursday at Headache and Migraine News (weather permitting) we’ll talk about one measurable, practical thing we can do to make our lives just 1% better.  Usually it will be something very easy, sometimes it will be a challenge.  Let us know if you try it, or share an idea of your own – and maybe a year from now we’ll see that things have really changed for the better!

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