Goodbye February, Hello MarcH!
Beautiful March, bringing spring time and brighter days.
I don’t know how where you live on the globe, but if you’re to the north (like me in Denmark), you know how dark the days get at winter. When the sun finally returns, it’s such a wonderful, energizing feeling.
I’ve already started looking for furniture for our balcony, and I can’t wait to sit there with a book and a cold drink one summer evening.
Looking back at February, the best thing that happened – by far – was my first appointment at the pain clinic! The staff is kind and empathetic, and I feel like I’ve finally come to the right place.
In MarCH I want to…
- … Celebrate our 4 year anniversary. On March 1st, S and I have been together for 4 years, living together for 3 months – and it’s simply wonderful ♥
- … Go all in on treatment from the Pain Center. They focus on multidisciplinary treatment – through medication, physiotherapy, mindfulness, learning coping mechanisms and more. They focus on help to self-help, so teaching tools that I myself have to practice implementing on a daily basis.
- … Take three 20 minute breaks every day. And breaks mean doing nothing or practicing mindfulness. I got a “prescription” for rest from my nurse at the clinic. It’s surprisingly hard to do without guilt.
- … Start wearing beautiful earrings again. This is such a small thing, but it’s about 2 months since I got my ears repierced, so I can finally start switching it up.
... Practice better energy management. When I wake up feeling fairly energized and at an okay pain level in the morning, I feel like I have to take advantage of it and get some work out of the way. Which I now realize, is often causing me to crash before it’s even lunch time. Then I feel tired and in pain for the rest of the day.
- … Party with Kroniske Influencers. I’m both excited and terrified. Through Instagram I’ve become part of a community for danes with chronic illnesses/pain, and they’re throwing a party this month. I’ve never met anyone going, so I do feel nervous going. But at the same time, I look forward to meeting people who gets what it’s like to live in a body that’s kinda messed up.
- … Create a poster wall in our living room. We’ve been pretty much sorted furniture-wise for some time and I recently adopted a few plants. Our walls, however, are still fairly empty, and this will be the month we decorate with posters.
- … Continue my habit of daily walks. Without overdoing it and respecting my body’s limits (even though they’re not where I wish they was).
What do you look forward to in March? Let me know in the comments!