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Preparing For Work With Fibro

Preparing For Work With Fibro

I came across a blog post from a woman with fibromyalgia and in it she provides some tips on what she does to prepare for work.  Some of her ideas may seem obvious, but others maybe not so much.  That’s why I thought I would share a few of her ideas here and maybe they can help make getting ready for work a little easier on you.

breakfastPrepare the night before. This is fairly obvious, but not easy to accomplish. I lay out my clothes and make sure my lunch is packed. My keys and purse are where they should be.

Showers. They are a challenge, to say the least. My doctor recommended taking cooler showers and to move slow and easy. I try to take showers in the late afternoon or evening and take sponge baths in the morning. I quickly wash the parts that need it and I am good to go.

Getting dressed. I wear clothes that are easy to put on and take off. If I could go to work in my sweats, I would. But since that isn’t allowed, I tend to stick with shirts without buttons and pull-on pants. Dresses work pretty slick, too, as long as there isn’t a zipper in the back.

Hair and makeup. I try to wash and style my hair the night before, if possible, and touch it up before I leave. I finally opted for an easy-to-care-for hairstyle. I tend to wear only some powder for makeup. Some days require a little cover-up under my eyes to hide those lovely black circles.

Breakfast.  Instead of running through a fast-food drive-thru, I go for a nutritional smoothie I make at home and drink it on the way to the office. The night before, I start some oatmeal in the slow cooker. I’ll boil a couple eggs and have with gluten-free toast. Another go-to is fruit or granola with yogurt. I aim for easy-to-make foods that are healthy, too. I plan my meals for the week and make sure I have what I need on hand.

She does share a few more ideas and if you are interested in learning more, click here to visit fibromyalgianewstoday.com.

Share your insights and any tips you may have in the comments below and help others to Live Well with Fibro.

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