Chronic illness without suffering, Part 1: Meeting your body
Nicholas C. Zakas

“I know you want to rest, but I really need to get groceries so we can eat. So I’m just going to go to the store very quickly, then we’ll come back and eat, and then I promise we can relax for the rest of the day.”

Heh. I thought I was the only ‘weirdo’ who talks to myself like this too ;) But it helps a great deal for sure.