Email. I know the joy of hearing the actual voice of a loved one. That said, email is the principal way I communicate with people.
Being nice to yourself. It took several years for me to figure out what seems obvious now: it’s not my fault that I’m sick and in pain; it happens to everyone at one time or another in life.
Pacing. I include pacing even though I’m not very good at it.
Earplugs. Let me count the ways my earplugs are indispensable
The proper pillow arrangement. I have a multitude of pillow arrangements.
Not sweating the small stuff. There’s enough unavoidable “sweat” in my life simply from taking care of my body.
Slowing down. This is an acquired skill.
Amazon’s Subscribe and Save (or its equivalent). Because I’m mostly housebound, I do all my shopping online, most of it from Amazon
Spinach [a funny story]
Saying “no.” Before I learned to say “no” as in, “No, I can’t go out to dinner” or “No, you can’t visit for the entire day,” my life was one big push and crash cycle
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