This blog post by Emily Suess is great, I had to share. I think Resting Pain Face is real and I know I suffer from it, lol!
Like many with fibromyalgia, I have been trying to use meditation to encourage a state of calm in my life. And I should be honest with you, after a full summer of trying…I have not made it a habit yet. I did meditate every day for two weeks, but then I found reasons why I didn’t want to or couldn’t and now I am back to doing it only a few times a week. I am going to try doing it in the afternoon next, because the mornings are my productive time of day and there are so many other things that I would rather being doing.
I also found that chanting meditation works best for me. Guided meditation is to distracting, silence makes me restless, but chanting puts me quickly into a state of breath control and calm. If you struggle with other forms of meditation, you might want to try it. I use mala beads to help me count, but all you really need is a mantra that suits you. I am partial to Om Mani Padme Hum because of the meaning and the rhythm feels right to me.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
You’ve heard of resting bitch face, right? Well, I’m launching an awareness campaign for resting pain face.