“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” Napoleon Hill
I came across this quote a few months ago whilst completing my 5 minute journal (part of my Miracle Morning).
To me it seems a really valid approach to life with ME/CFS. When you’re suffering with ME/CFS it’s hard to do anything. Most achievements are very small. Perhaps you’re pleased because you’ve managed to get dressed, or wash your hair. Maybe you’re ecstatic because you had enough energy to read a story to your child.
Doing great things may be off the agenda for now, although I know people with ME/CFS who have started businesses from their beds, or campaigned for fairer treatment by doctors or the benefit system.
However, doing small things in a great way is definitely possible.
What’s a great way?
- making sure the small things you’re doing feel right for you
- say no to things that make you miserable and yes to things that make you happier
- feeling grateful for everything you can do
- listen to your body and rest when you need to
- Have realistic expectations
- Celebrate your small achievements with family and friends
What small things can you do in a great way?