9 Things You Don't Want To Do If You Have A Chronic Illness

9 Things You Don't Want To Do If You Have A Chronic Illness

I vividly recall those early days, almost 20 years ago, of being diagnosed with my first chronic illness, when each day felt like an overwhelming challenge.  It was about the same time that I turned 30, had lost my job due to corporate downsizing, found a new job to only be sexually harassed in, had a little family drama that totally shattered my existence for a hot minute and then my grandfather tragically passed away due to injuries received from an automobile wreck.  What a year that was!

I battled with some self-doubt and I questioned if I had the strength to overcome all of that.  But I want you to know this: I persevered, and so can you.  You're not walking this journey alone and neither am I.  We've all faced moments of uncertainty, questioning ourselves while searching for a breakthrough for the problems we're dealing with.

Here's the truth: You have something truly special within you, and the world deserves to see it. Your unique mix of strength, determination, and resilience makes you stand out.  You're a warrior so let's get you feeling like you're one!  💖

Let's look at the 9 things to steer clear of if you want to boost your well-being while managing your chronic illness:

  1. Being too hard on yourself: Be kind to yourself and celebrate even the tiniest wins. Progress takes time.

  2. Not taking care of yourself: Your health comes first. Take breaks to recharge and refocus. You'll come back stronger.

  3. Sticking to just one plan: Don't limit yourself. Explore different ways to feel better and connect with others.

  4. Trying to do it all alone: Dealing with chronic illness needs support. Seek help from mentors, groups, or delegate tasks that tire you.

  5. Not valuing yourself: Recognize your worth and don't settle for less in any part of your life.

  6. Trying to please everyone: Set boundaries and focus on quality connections over quantity.

  7. Overthinking things: Being genuine and consistent is more important than being perfect. Share your story and help others.

  8. Not asking for help when needed: Knowing when to get help is crucial. The right support can make a big difference.

  9. Fear of new experiences: Embrace new things. They can lead to deeper connections and show your strength.

Remember, this journey is a marathon, not a sprint. CELEBRATE EVERY SMALL WIN along the way and stay true to your vision for a healthier future.

In this together!



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