Express preferences. Pay attention to your preferences. Let others know what you can’t or don’t want to do.

Know your limits. If you are tired or don’t feel like doing something, you can choose not to do it. The most important thing is your care. Your friends and family will understand if you do not join in some activities.

Say no. If you are invited out, but don’t feel like going, it is okay to say no. Others may want to see you out, as they do not like to see you in pain. If you choose to decline some activities, you do not need to give a reason.

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you

from one moment to the next.

~Mignon McLaughlin

Wishing you the power to express your needs,

Chelsea

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