Friday is cleaning day. My hardest day of the week. Not because I have to clean, my husband does the cleaning now, but because I have to accept, every single week, all over again, that I am seriously ill and I can’t even clean my own house.
Friday is also my bath day, and if I’m well enough I’ll wash my hair too. That said, bath day regularly gets shifted over to a Saturday or Sunday. And if Monday comes around and I’ve not had my bath, then I make it non negotiable for that day, unless I have a severe migraine. Monday becomes my ‘no choice’ day for everything.
Oh and Friday is now take out day. Because my husband has worked and cooked teas all week, and then cleaned on his afternoon off, we get take out tonight …
Previously, when I was well enough to take care of cleaning, ironing, cooking, shopping and all house chores, on a Friday afternoon we would go out for afternoon tea when the husband finished work. we would pick a new place regularly to go our for a late lunch / early dinner and then go for a drive around the lakes before coming home for the night. I miss being well enough to do that., even though I was sick and didn’t have much of a life, it was way better than what I have now!
And there is always some part of each day that I meditate, usually when I wake up and I breathe through the pain until my medications do or don’t work, and I also meditate when I’m going to sleep. I tend to rely on meditation heavily to get me through things when I’m not coping with pain levels or the limitations the illness brings with it. I use the ‘calm’ app as well as the ‘headspace’ app; calm is my favourite of the two.