Feeling a bit better today

I got a decent sleep last night, and am feeling quite a bit better today. I still have a stuffy head, runny nose and mild cough, but no headache or sore throat. Don’t feel quite so exhausted; I feel more functional that I have in the past week.

Watched Session 8 today on Non-Symptom Thoughts. I could definitely relate to the examples: I’m not good enough, fear of criticism and rejection, and the need for achievement. I’ve collected lots of evidence to back them up too! I can see how these merely add to the stress I feel; and hence to the symptoms. I’ve known about them for a long time, and have done lots of work in therapy to lessen their impact, but there wasn’t a direct connection between them and my health until I came down with CFS. Although they probably were the cause of the migraines I used to get all the time. Anyway, now that I’m ill on a daily basis I guess I’ll be more motivated to break them!

I’ve posted my What Do I Choose? worksheet, along with Achievements I’m Proud Of and Characteristics I Value. Enjoy!

Author: Graham

I'm a guy in his late 40's, recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since May 2009. I now offer coaching and support to other people with CFS/ME.