If you have a fundamental antipathy for the concept of one minute meditations designed for people with ME/CFS and Long Covid then this site is for you. This is not about one more well meaning person offering you suggestions on what will help. It’s about offering some options from one M.E. Endurer to another.
For the record, in case you need to hear it from me before you continue, the symptoms of ME/CFS or Long Covid are not in your head. Providing tools that might help you cope with having a chronic illness is in no way supposed to be a treatment or cure for ME/CFS or Long Covid.
If your thoughts, emotions or worries are tumbling and escalating, take a look at the ME/CFS friendly resources to see if any of the little exercises help you trick the brain into focussing on something else. Even if its just for a minute.
Just so you know, I am learning that my default setting is sarcasm with a side serving of off beat waggishness. That is sitting just above a layer of sadness for those suffering and a bottom layer of perfectly normal existential dread. My attempts at levity are in no way about minimising your pain or distress.
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