Sometimes, the exhaustion is overwhelming. Sometimes, there is pain that can freeze you mid step. Sometimes, you will just stay in bed.
But sometimes, and you gotta hold on to these, sometimes you feel like you can kick @ss, take names, and then smile "Who else want some.?."
In my own wild ride, I've found that when I need strength, when I gotta push through something that I just haven't got the energy/strength/motivation for...
Nothing works better to get me offa my butt that blasting AC/DC's "Back In Black".
I'm not even kidding, that's my 'go-to' whenever I need some strength and hope and feeling "H*ll yeah, I can do this!"
Nothing makes me feel more bad-@ss awesome
, and I swear I can take on the whole d@mn world!
Sometimes, one of the most important things in treatment/healing, is getting that mental energy surge. It helps you get through with a positive attitude.
If it's not a song, maybe it's a quote from a book/TV show/movie. Maybe it's that amazing picture of a majestic eagle soaring over a mountain.
Whatever it might be that gives you a surge of power, strength, and general "bad-@ssery" (my favourite word, right now)... Bring. It. With. You. EVERYwhere!
Have the song on your phone/ipod/whatever. Keep that quote on a paper in your wallet. Have a copy of that picture with you.
I know that I need to get my energy and strength back up. After everything, I just had no energy. Going to the mailbox had me exhauseted for the rest of the day, if I even dared go out at all.
My husband (Poor guy has his own health issues, but that's a whole other kettle of fish...), he's been trying to help me out. And honestly, the only time i feel pumped enough to go out for even a short walk, is after hearing AC/DC blasting from my headphones. It's become like a personal theme song, LOL.
Butt it works.
Find what gives you that surge.
Let it charge you up.
(Also, Pat Benatar's "Invincible" works wonders...)