Your World Revolves Around Your Healing, Not Your Illness
Fibromyalgia is where we start, but healing is our destination
- Fibromyalgia is simply where we’re starting. It’s where we are right now, but that’s not what the focus is. The focus is on where we’re going: healing.
- What we focus on is going to grow and be pulled into our lives.
- There’s a very big difference between thinking, “I can’t because of my illness” and “I’m choosing not to so that I can feel my best tomorrow.”
- It’s less about what you can’t do and more about what you can do. It’s about moving you on that journey towards feeling better
In this episode, Tami talks about the subtle difference between focusing on your fibromyalgia and focusing on your healing. In your brain, you have a reticular activating system (RAS). Your RAS is the gatekeeper for information entering your brain and tells you what you should pay attention to. When you keep thinking of all the ways your fibromyalgia is impeding your life, all you see are more ways fibromyalgia is impeding your life. If you can make the mental shift to focus on ways you can heal, your RAS will start seeing more opportunities to feel better.
Links & Resources
- Get free copies of Tami’s books here
- Visit FibroWorkshop.com to discover this month’s free FibroWorkshop taught LIVE by Tami.
- The Monkey Business Illusion video
- How To Make Stress Your Friend, Kelly McGonigal, TEDGlobal 2013
- Jenni Grover (ChronicBabe): How to be Resilient by Being Creative, Invisible Not Broken, Chronic Illness Podcast Network
Other Episodes Mentioned
- Episode 2, Your Body Isn’t The Enemy
- Episode 3, How Fibromyalgia Became My Friend
- Episode 9, The Fine Art of Self-Care
- Episode 13, How To Add More Joy To Your Life
- Episode 24, Practicing Gratitude with Fibromyalgia
- Episode 29, Fall In Love With Your Fibromyalgia Body with Janet Farnsworth
- Episode 31, Creative Resilience with ChronicBabe, Jenni Grover
“I just listened to the podcast episode I had missed on practicing gratitude. And I want you to know that you’re the number 1 on my list. I’m so very grateful that I have found you. You’re like my North Pole! I’ve learned and I’m still learning a lot from you, you give me hope. You give me energy, you’re the light in my darkness. And I thought you should know it. Take good care Tami for the sake of all of us who follow you.” ~ Listener in Saudi Arabia