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?
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!