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10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 2 November 2020
  • 3 minute read
10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

When you get diagnosed with MS, type-1 diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or any other chronic illness, your life gets turned upside down. Suddenly, you’re faced with painful symptoms, practical problems, a rollercoaster of emotions and even existential questions. How do you start to get to terms with the fact that your body, your daily life and your future will be changed forever?

Learning to accept your illness and new reality sounds sensible and sage, but what does it really mean?

First of all, acceptance does not mean that you’re ok with the situation you’re in. It’s also not the same as giving up hope for a better tomorrow. Mostly, acceptance means acknowledging that this is what’s happening, without labelling the situation good or bad.

That probably all seems really passive, but actually, acceptance is not for the faint-hearted. It takes courage to open up to reality, look your problems in the face and sit with all the feelings that stirs up.

Acceptance is a gradual process with its ups and downs. Along the way, you’ll partly let go of the person you were and the life you had envisioned, to somehow make the best of the situation you’ve been handed.

Take a look at these 10 insightful quotes to help you accept your new reality. 

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

10 Quotes to Help You Accept Your New Reality | The Health Sessions

Which acceptance quotes or wise words help you to come to terms with your new reality?

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Thank you for including this post in your weekly round-up Claire! And for supporting other health bloggers by sharing their work. https://painpalsblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/7404/

Great post and information - I have shared a link on my regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire (PainPalsBlog) x

Thank you soo much may God bless you in many ways ☺

I'm sorry, the blog post is a few years old so the giveaway has been closed for a while now. Perhaps you can use some of the tips above to create a care package: puzzles or magazine, (free) samples of body care products if your dad is still in the hospital, a gift card for iTunes? I also like the Gifts in A Tin from DIYMommy: https://thediymommy.com/a-gift-in-a-tin-christmas-baking-kit-gift/ (Scroll down for an overview) or an edible gift like the five bean soup IF he's medically allowed to eat that of course!: https://thehealthsessions.com/healthy-edible-gifts/ Hope your father feels better soon!

I was going to leave a comment for the give away... For my dad cuz he had his gull bladder taken out a fue hrs ago but congrats... Is there a cheep way i can make something for him?

Being careful with what you eat might be a good idea if you're feeling sick or have stomach aches. Luckily, there are still plenty of things listed you can do to entertain yourself :-) Feel better soon!

When I am I'll myum doesn't let me eat so some wouldn't work 😢🍕

Hi Darci, thank you for your message. Unfortunately the guide is not available yet as a hardcover and a paperback. If that changes in the near future, I will let you know. Warm regards, Jennifer

I would like to buy this book in hard cover or paperback instead of e-book for a friend

thats #6

Super useful habits Nat! I also need to mentally unwind before bedtime or I'll be laying awake all night with thoughts racing through my mind.

A few things that help me ( I suffer from insomnia) is by not taking my phone to bed with me, i finish checking emails, social media etc in the living room and go to bed to switch off. Something else I do is turn on my essential oils diffuser an hour before bed so the room is scent with a relaxing mist of essential oils such as lavender, or vetiver which is like a sedative and incredible for helping me unwind. Another thing that work well when i can't switch my brain off is to write a quick list of everything i think i need to be dealing with now and highlighting only the ones that need to be taken care of the next day. Helps me not to feel so overwhelmed and in turn helps me fall asleep easier.

I'm touched by your kind words Darla, thank you. It's perfectly normal that you're resentful and feel sorry for yourself. You've had a lot to deal with. Not just experiencing horrible symptoms on a daily basis, but also having to adjust the plans you had for your future and your sense of identity. To me, positivity in the face of adversity is not about having an irrealistic rose-colored view of life. But I do believe that trying to find the good in little things each day can help make the bad ones more bearable. It's a challenge, but your insightful comment tells me that you're up for it ;-) Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Good luck, be gentle with yourself and take care Darla!

Dr.Jen the Zen one, first off you rock! Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 4 years ago and 2 years ago double pneumonia that left me with heart failure with 28% left undamaged it has seriously limited my mobility energy patience and unfortunately my positive attitude. 52 years on this planet, I lived a happy-go-lucky , look on the bright side, things will be better tomorrow, or crack a silly joke and get over it type of life. Now for the first time in my life I find myself having to work at being positive. Anger and resentment and even the dreaded " poor little me" mindset is trying to set up permanent residence. And tonight I find your blog and it gives me hope I just want to say "Thank you" Darla

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