Originally Posted by Nervous
It puts my situation in some perspective and, I hope, prepares me for when things worsen for me.
I'm a believer in positive attitude, self-fulfilling prophecy, etc. because I've seen it work
in my own life and the lives/situations of those around me.
So how 'bout, "prepares me for IF things worsen for me"
I know it seems like a nitpicky little thing, but in the mind the effect can be more insidious and reinforce subconscious attitudes & behaviors.
As mentioned previously, we've been doing a Tai Chi routine. For a time after exercising, I hurt noticeably more, but after a while, that dissipates and I feel better overall and have slightly more energy to do more, which is slowly increasing. I've been too sedentary for too long, and I actually welcome these feelings because I know it's good for me and helping me heal. Slow & steady.