4 Simple Tips to Live Well Chronically Ill

To many, it seems unattainable to live well chronically ill. How is it possible when you have been feeling sad, depressed, and full of anxiety? If you have been in this state of mind long enough, that has now become your safe environment – one of familiarity. Finding a way to be happy again may seem impossible. The good news is we can rewire our brains. That’s right! You and I can rewire our brains through our thoughts and words. Here are some tips on how to do it:

Habits

Start by setting a specific goal – it helps to start with something simple. Look for patterns in your day and think about how you can use existing habits to create new, positive ones! Another helpful tip is to make it fun! Consider only letting yourself enjoy an indulgence you crave while working toward your goal.

The most important part? Repetition! It can take an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic – you got this!

Affirmations

Next, start writing down affirmations.  Check out my Affirmations page for tips and tricks to create your own affirmations!  This tool can help assist you in accessing a new belief system and give you the power to change your negative thinking patterns! Here are one of my favorites… “I look forward to tomorrow and the opportunities that await me.”

Vision

Have you given yourself permission to envision something better than what you have right now?  Take the time to think about yourself and what you want in your future – how do you want it to look?

Try writing down your vision or creating a vision board.  Post it where you can see it every day like on your bathroom mirror, on the door of your bedroom closet, or on n your refrigerator.  It’s important to place your vision in places you are every day!

Meditation

Lastly, try learning how to meditate.  There are some great apps for beginners to seasoned.  Sitting quietly for a whole minute can be trying for a beginner – I know it was for me.  I encourage you to stay with it though because the benefits are many. Despite popular belief, the purpose of meditation is not to completely clear your mind! A more practical purpose is to simply witness & observe your thoughts and feelings as they arise from an objective viewpoint.

Want to Practice more Mindfulness? Check Out this Journal!

Tips

I wish you enough💜

Ginny Hanson

Health Coach and Mentor