Self-Care and Fibromyalgia

Hey there Fibro Warriors!

Life can get so crazy and hectic we often forget to focus and take of the one of the most important things- Ourselves! We must take care of ourselves, especially when having Fibromyalgia, in order to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle and to keep being strong! Here are several tips and suggestions for self-care with Fibromyalgia.

Warm Baths and Showers

Warm water from a bath or a shower will help reduce muscle tension and help relax your body. It will give you time to decompress and take your mind off the pain and release the strain on the areas of your body that are in pain. The warmth will also make you feel refreshed and ready to take on what’s next in your day or help you relax for the night.

Exercise

Exercise is a great part of self-care! Even if it’s light exercise, it will help your body get moving and your mind to focus. Stretching and aerobic exercises like Yoga, Pilates, and water aerobic exercises will help stretch those tense muscles, get your body moving, and relive the stress on your body and your mind. Exercise at your own pace and comfort level. It doesn’t matter how fast you can go, how far you can stretch, or how much you can lift-what matters is that you are getting moving and taking care of yourself!

Reduce Stress

Clearing your mind and body of stress will help alleviate the built-up pressure in your body. Practice breathing and mediation techniques to help get your body and mind back on track. This will allow you to relax and focus on something other than the pain, and will ease your pain and let go of the stress

Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for self-care. Set up regular sleep times of when you will go to bed and wake up so your body gets on track and you allocate enough hours of sleep for your mind and body. This will help your body get on track with your life’s schedule and plans and ensure that your body is taken care of. This will also help reduce fatigue during the day as your body will be rested, relaxed, and focused.

These are just some of the many things you can do for self-care! Taking care of yourself is the key toward a happy, healthy, and positive life! One last suggestion- Keep fighting on Fibro Warriors!

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