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Throughout my life I have tried to do my best (DMB) but until recently I found it challenging to LTR (leave the rest.)
I would push myself beyond a reasonable limit in order to achieve what I saw as my role in life. When Life hit me with challenging experiences I gritted my teeth and battled on, doing my best each time and surfacing eventually, one way or another.
My own adrenaline was coursing through my body, pushing and enabling me to do more and more.
I now know that pushing myself beyond what is sensible doesn’t help anyone, least of all myself.
Pacing myself in every way, physically, emotionally and mentally (intellectually) has been extremely helpful to me in keeping well and still being able to live a full and active life.
I do my best and leave the rest about everything in my life.
My adrenaline and cortisol now only course around my body when there is a real danger and they stop as soon as the immediate danger passes.
LTR has been critical to my recovery and to maintaining my recovery.
DMBALTR is my mantra for life.
Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)
10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.