It may not be an official medical term, but most of us with chronic illness are all-too-familiar with the concept: brain fog.
Brain fog refers to the inability to think clearly. Your conscious feels clouded, you can’t concentrate and you find it difficult to remember the simplest things. As a result, you may feel confused, disorientated or detached from reality – like you’re walking with your head in the clouds.
“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley
Tough times can put you to the test. It’s during these moments that you need to dig deep down and tap into your inner strength to pull through.
Your inner strength is a source of endurance that helps you overcome whatever life throws at you. Even under the best circumstances, we’ve all had to find the courage to stand up for ourselves, try something scary and to keep going against the odds.
But when you’ve been struggling with chronic illness, relationship troubles or financial problems for a long long time, some days you may feel like there’s no strength left inside.
If that’s you, don’t loose heart. You can make yourself strong again, even it’s hard right now.
Lay the foundation for inner strength by taking good care of yourself, physically and emotionally. It’s not easy to feel determined and fierce when you’re dehydrated, sleep deprived and surrounded by toxic friends.
Then, focus on the desired outcome instead of obstacles on your way. Having a goal and plan will motivate you and push your worries aside. And don’t forget the bigger picture. Take a step back from your current situation and think about your values, core beliefs and purpose. Let your ‘why’ fuel you.
Also look back on your previous experiences. How have you handled challenges in the past? What can you learn from that? Remind yourself of all the times that you made it through tough times. You could also create a coping box with comforting items, mementos or motivational quotes that lift your spirit when you’ve run out of inner strength.
Finally, cultivate an empowering mindset. The way you talk to yourself matters much more than you might think. So give your inner dialogue an upgrade with positive affirmations or these inner strength quotes, and unleash the power within you!
Being diagnosed with a chronic condition is a huge challenge, often in unpredictable ways. As your life changes, it can be hard to know how to respond, and your loved ones often struggle how to help as well.
These books offer a wide range of perspectives into living with chronic illness. So whether you’re dealing with chronic illness yourself or someone you love, get reading, get learning and get empowered.
Wheelchairs offer unbeatable support and freedom for those who may find it difficult to walk on their own two feet. It is for this reason that so many of us decide to purchase one at some point in our lives. There are a number of wheelchair hire services out there, but like many things in life, it’s nice to have one for yourself. A wheelchair which is suited to your needs, one which is designed to keep you comfortable regardless where life takes you.
That is the exact reason we have decided to create this blog post. We want to help you find the perfect wheelchair. We have put together some great tips to make the selection process that little bit easier.
You’ve heard it countless of times before: healthy eating can support your health and bring you one step closer to your own definition of recovery. But the irony is: right when you need it the most, is when it’s hardest to eat a nourishing and balanced diet.
Because when you’re exhausted, in pain or simply too faint to stand behind the stove, it’s challenging if not impossible to cook a healthy dinner every night. And that doesn’t even include making breakfast and lunch, doing grocery shopping with limited mobility and remembering all the ingredients you need to buy in the first place with brain fog.
But there’s one things that’s helped to stick to a pretty healthy eating pattern throughout my good and bad years: meal planning.
I know, to some people, meal planning sounds like a lot of work, too structured for their lifestyle and most of all, boring. How do you know what you’ll be in the mood for eating tomorrow night?
Feel that way? Hear me outwhy meal planing is such a helpful tool when you’re living with chronic illness and how you can effortlessly put a healthy dinner on the table every day too.
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