Dear Jen- Perseverance- Pep Talk Needed

Dear Jen,

I know what you’re thinking. Well, of course I do because I’m you. You’re thinking that life is too hard, that the pain is too much and that you feel beaten down by this flare. You’re running out of steam, out of motivation and out of  – for lack of a better work “zest”.

We’ve been here many times before. And we give in to those feelings. We give up, shut down, isolate and hide. But not this time. This time we are going to practice a word called perseverance. Which basically means don’t you dare give up. Don’t let the lack of progress suck the the life out of you. You wanted a revolution. You wanted your eyes to have that spark again and you and only you can make that happen.

You have a big and busy week ahead of you. And you can do it. You can also get back to the track, and back on track with all the plans you had this year. Because you’re worth it and we can’t let the pain win. You deserve to have a happy life. Even if that life means you’re dealing with physical and emotional pain. So to ensure this week goes smoothly, extra self care is needed. Which means doing the extra things that help us feel good. Art, writing, going to bed early and planning out each and every day. Our word for the day is perseverance.  So suck it up, because future Jen will thank you.

Dedicated to my dear friend Alan, whose voice I can hear in my head saying all these things.


By | 2017-06-19T23:06:19+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Chronic Pain|0 Comments

About the Author:

I’m Jen Watson, a proud Canadian. I have a passion for reading, singing, writing (I hope to be an author someday) Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, PCOS, Complex PTSD and Anxiety disorders, I created the Pain Warrior as a place to share my thoughts and my journey with pain. On my blog you’ll find out about what it’s like to live with chronic pain, chronic illness and mental illness.

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