Wiserlemming

191d

Hi,
I’m new to this, so I’m not really sure what to say. I’m really struggling with my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
I live alone and just moved, so it’s up to me to do all the unpacking. That’s hard enough to find the energy for, but add to it the fact that I bought my condo furnished (beautifully) and I’m completely lost as yo how to add my personal belongings in with what’s already here.
Long story short, I get stressed out just thinking about the task at hand, and that makes my symptoms worse!
Any advice is welcome.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Fibromyalgia (FM)

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  • Karmadinorah

    191d

    Unpack 1 box a day (maybe 2 on your day off) and give yourself permission to rest as needed

  • Mare1042

    191d

    I would say the same. Unpack one box at a time and know that it will get done eventually but if you get overwhelmed you’ll do nothing and then it won’t get done at all. It’s all I can do to clean my home. I’m sick everyday and in pain everyday. I will work hard and seem to get nowhere. I can’t do even half of what I used to be able to do. I’ve had these conditions most of my life but I could manage. Then about 13yrs ago I got hit hard and was unable to do anything and slowly had to work at it to regain what I have. Now I’m 60 and haven’t had much quality of life these past years. But I continue working at it. I keep trying healthy things and eliminating unhealthy and unnatural things. I say all that to say this might be how it is from now on so make some adjustments and be as kind to yourself as you would be to someone else that was sick. We always tend to be hardest on ourselves.

  • diamondmama

    191d

    I totally agree with both of the above. Just do a little at a time. I usually just set a small goal and if I get it done, great! If not, tackle it tomorrow. Also, just put out what is the most important to you, to see everyday or something. I have a furnished apartment and I just put out family pictures and a few knick knacks. The rest stays in boxes in the closet or storage. I'm hoping to move to an unfurnished place in the next year, but we'll see. Be easy on yourself and take lots of breaks.

  • Mare1042

    191d

    I don’t know if it’s ok that I post this. You might not be a believer in Christ and if not I apologize but this is the daily Word from the Lord that I get from a woman believer and I just read it and thought it would minister to you. Word from the Lord thru Marsha Burns for July 19, 2022 — Often things seem to be too complicated to understand, but that is because you are trying to comprehend as a whole. You must break down each component of whatever is overwhelming you and, like a jigsaw puzzle, deal with one piece at a time. You do not live life one year at a time or one month at a time, or even one day at a time. You live from moment to moment. Trust Me to give you the wisdom you need for each moment. And she always includes a scripture to go with the message she receives — Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

    • Wiserlemming

      191d

      Thank you so much for this! I am a Christian, and this really spoke to me. God bless you!

      • Mare1042

        169d

        if you want to sign up for the daily email just go to ft111.com I believe it is and sign up for Small Straws in a Soft Wind by Marsha Burns. They are Faith Tabernacle in Colorado I think. She started the email way back in 1997/98 (around then) and I’ve received it ever since then. Some days God talks to me directly. Other days it doesn’t apply. She really hears from Him and what He wants to say to the Body. It’s been such a blessing to me all these years. 💕

  • Firbo

    191d

    My advice would be, set a minimum time limit to work on it. I can be 10 minutes a day, 20 minutes a day, or x minutes a day. Just make it an attainable goal that won’t send you in to a flare. You can work on it more if you feel up to it too! I’m sorry you have to go through this! Blessings!

  • Periwinkle63

    168d

    Welcome to Alike @wiserlemming you’re in a good place here. So many of us have complete understanding of your situation. I’m in the process of moving several states away myself. The unpacking is a challenge but like our fellow Fibro CFS warriors have already said one box at a time. My strategy will be to make sure I really need the items as I unpack as well. I have really weeded through things. Most have been packed since May and we haven’t missed them. I’m starting to think we can so without most of the items packed. Time will tell once we get into the cooler months. But back to you, daily prayers for calm and trust that you will be guided by God’s spirit. Isaiah 30:15

  • remedy330

    168d

    Take your time.....and congratulations

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