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Favorite quotes about self care w/ invisible illness?

chronic_and_iconic
chronic_and_iconic Community member Posts: 21 Connected
edited November 2023 in Community updates
Does anybody else out there have chronic pain & invisible disabilities but a v low tolerance for quotes that are super cheesy? Self care is SO important, so going into the holidays I put together 9 of my favorite quotes on the topic, especially self care with invisible disabilities like fibromyalgia or mental health issues. And hopefully they're wise without giving you a cavity!

But what did I leave out? I want to hear your favorite quote about self care! There's so much wisdom out there and I'd love to hear what resonates with you. (And if you like one of these quotes, I'd love to hear which one!)

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,139 Disability Gamechanger
    I like

    Don't run away from your fears because when they catch up you will be too tired to fight them
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,004 Scope online community team

    "If at first you don't succeed, it's ok to give up for a while." 

    Which leads on to one of my favorite quotes, which my therapist is now using; 

    “Dude, sucking at sumthin’ is the first step towards being sorta good at something.” - Jake the dog, Adventure Time.


    So basically, be gentle with yourself. :) 
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  • chronic_and_iconic
    chronic_and_iconic Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    66Mustang said:
    I like

    Don't run away from your fears because when they catch up you will be too tired to fight them
    Oh dang, I like that a lot! It sounds kinda quippy at first but then you sit and think about it and there's some real truth there. Thanks!
  • chronic_and_iconic
    chronic_and_iconic Community member Posts: 21 Connected

    "If at first you don't succeed, it's ok to give up for a while." 

    Which leads on to one of my favorite quotes, which my therapist is now using; 

    “Dude, sucking at sumthin’ is the first step towards being sorta good at something.” - Jake the dog, Adventure Time.


    So basically, be gentle with yourself. :) 
    Jake's a wise doggo! For sure. And that first quote made me think, I recently read a book about how to master a skill and the main takeaway was, you have to learn to love the process, and even the plateau, not just the goals and the wins, and to think of it as a marathon rather than a sprint. That's not easy!  I want to do everything now and immediately be great at it! So yeah, I oughta get that Jake quote tattooed on me somewhere :D thanks for sharing!

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