Coping with a chronic illness is challenging, so be gentle with yourself as you find ways to manage life. Practice self-care. Have realistic expectations. Write a letter to yourself.
Our mental, emotional, and spiritual health need rest. We need to care for these areas with the fight and dedication that we take care of our physical health.
Laughter can help in healing. God knew this long before the medical world discovered the incredible benefits to our physical and mental health.
Chronic pain flares are hard. Practice Esther Smith’s 21 practical, helpful strategies to make them just a little easier. Here are just a few ways:
• Get the Grief Out.
• Make a Plan.
• Set Boundaries and Reduce your Schedule.
• Improve the Moment