When I was in direct sales, we were taught to use positive affirmations every day in order to help us succeed in business and to grow as a person. You can also do positive affirmations for dealing with chronic illness. Try using these positive affirmations daily:
I am confident of my ability to deal with my health and live a good life.
Things are getting better.
I am making progress in helping myself feel better.
Today I can do what I need to do for my recovery.
I can treat myself gently and with the special care I would give a close friend.
I am learning what I need to do to take care of my body.
I focus on positive actions I can take to advocate for myself.
I look for the good this day can bring.
I go with the flow of each new day, accepting what I can learn from it.
I seek out the positive support I need to live with Fibromyalgia.
I let go of any muscle tension or problems over which I have no control.
I live with positive expectancy: each day I expect to feel better and more relaxed.
I counter each stress with techniques I know will reduce negative stress.
I can surmount any problem that occurs today with calm, problem-solving skills.
I can look for the resources I need to manage any problems.
I maintain slow and easy breathing, bringing fresh oxygen to my muscles and taking away muscle waste products.
I keep my muscles loose and relaxed throughout the day.
I take time during the day to relax and breathe to refresh my muscles.
I creatively manage the problems each new day brings.
I can do whatever I need to do to take good care of myself.