It is not easy to deal with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). When you have these conditions, it will seem like everything is working against you. Regardless, you do not have to make yourself suffer more with negative thoughts and habits.
Society will often think that something is wrong with a person who cannot go full speed at all times. Humans are expected to work long hours doing all sorts of stressful jobs. Everyone has a role to play in society, such as becoming good parents, keeping the house clean and orderly, and keeping up with the Joneses. And if you are unable to fulfill the roles that are expected of you, people will begin to think you are flawed.
Removing this toxic mindset is not easy if you are dealing with the debilitating symptoms of FMS and CFS. However, if you try to get it out of your mind, it can certainly benefit you and will help you cope with your condition. Sure, it takes a lot of work, but it is worth it.