Wednesday, March 26, 2014

IACFS/ME Conference -- Friedberg on Coping

a BALANCED lifestyle, regardless of severity
- reduce stress
- increase social support and pleasant experiences
- balance activity level
"Rest does not mean doing nothing.  Rest is repair."
if you're not asleep in 20 minutes, get up and do restful activity till you feel sleepy
resolve anger -- minimize your expectations of support [or, as I've often said, "Blessed is she who expects nothing, for she shall not be disappointed."]
However, "I have the right to ask for help and support."  [But, as many people around me fail to understand, "asking ain't getting"]
managed is not the same as cured
Lifestyle has nothing to do with it
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