In a perfect world, it would be possible to Stop, Rest, Pace whenever you need to because the appropriate level of financial, emotional and physical support would be in place to put your health first.
You would have the level of financial, emotional and physical support you needed to not only take care of yourself but also your loved ones.
We don’t live in a perfect world, with perfect people and perfect pacing conditions.
So, let me be clear, by giving this resource the title “Permission to Stop, Rest, Pace”, I do not in any way want to diminish, deny or minimise the challenges and obstacles you may be facing. I know how often survival gets in the way of self care and self care gets in the way of survival. We are all just doing the best we can in a world with so many systematic barriers to self care and adequate support.
It is not your fault that doing so little can have such huge consequences. This resource is about the obstacles that may be a little less fixed.
You may find it useful if you are familiar with Pacing as a management strategy for Long Covid and ME/CFS but are understandably, struggling to incorporate it into your life.
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Not quite ready for stopping, resting and pacing yet?
It’s possible there might be some chicken and egg shenanigans going on in your head right now. It’s hard to give yourself permission to stop, rest and pace if you are having trouble accepting your diagnosis. If that’s the case for you, check out my Acceptance Resource.
Always remember you are not alone. All those in the chronic illness community understand how hard it is to keep asking for understanding and compassion.
There is also a whole community of people who understand how hard it is to apply compassion to yourself as easily as you do for those you love. If self compassion is something you struggle with you may want to check out my Fierce Compassion page.
If you are looking for a resource that may help explain why you may seem fine even though you have a chronic, debilitating illness check out my IF I Seem Fine To You resource.