By Erika Rizkallah
It's often difficult to feel productive when you live with chronic pain. The daily struggles of life become well . . . a daily struggle.
That means they're hard. For everybody. For us especially.
I've redefined success for me. I've also redefined productivity.
I wake up each morning and have quiet time with God. Then I ask myself this question:
What's the ONE thing I need to do in order to feel productive today?
Then I answer it. Sometimes, making dinner is my ONE thing. Sometimes it's sending out a few greeting cards, making something with my hands or grading a pile of papers.
Today my ONE thing is starting a new exercise program. Exercise is a must for people suffering with chronic pain. And it's hard because it hurts, but in the long run it helps.
So today, I will jump in my pool and SWIM. Even though it's cold. Even though my joints are going to kill me and I will mess up my hair.
I will do it.
Today's THE day!
Want to join me? What's your ONE thing?