Minimalism is trendy – and understandably so. Over the past decades, our desire to consume has grown as welfare levels increased. But the Marie Kondo craze shows that many of us now have a luxury problem: we have so much stuff that it’s causing mess and stress.
And it’s not just our homes that are overloaded; our schedules are pretty packed too. That’s why more and more people are decluttering their lives to reclaim their time and freedom.
Sounds great, but how do you make minimalism work when you have limited energy and mobility? Take a look at how you can live better with less when you’re chronically ill.
When you’re diagnosed with chronic illness, is there anything you can do to improve your health and happiness? Can you (fully) recover from persisting health problems, and if so, how? In this interview, Rachel Marie White from Sleepy Santosha shares her story. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, my name is Rachel. I’m a certified yoga … Read more >
Many men and women face the problem of urinary incontinence. It’s an embarrassing problem so no one discusses it openly.
In most cases, incontinence is caused by stress and urinary tract infections (UTI). But it can also be caused by chronic illness such as enlarged prostate in men, obstruction and other neurological disorders. Loss of bladder control is also a common problem during or after pregnancy. In rare cases, urinary incontinence can be a side-effect of multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
Luckily, there are many ways to control incontinence. You could also try a natural bladder control formula Flotrol bladder control to help you deal with the problem in an effective way.
Do you feel stuck in the moment? Scared and overwhelmed, not knowing what to do or how to take back control of your life?
You want to move on, but you don’t know where to start. Even if you do, it’s scary to stand at the beginning of a long, challenging journey like working on your recovery or going after your dreams. Like Guy Kawasaki said, “The hardest thing about getting started is getting started.”
If you feel like you’re drowning in the mud, pause for a moment and take a step back. Breathe in deeply and slowly until you feel calmer and clear-headed. Then, get all your concerns, to-do’s and plans out of your head and unto paper. That way, it’s easier to see what your priorities are and which activities you can delete or delegate.
Finally, the ‘only’ thing left to do, is actually doing what needs to be done. The only one who can change your life is you, so stop waiting for permission or that perfect timing that will never come. Just take the first step – no matter how tiny – and you’ll discover that once you get started, it gets easier to keep moving forward.
Take a look at these 12 quotes that will motivate you to take action and get one step closer to your goal today.
What’s it really like to live with chronic health problems every day? How do you deal with the physical symptoms, emotional turmoil and practical problems? In this interview series, real life ‘spoonies’ share their experiences and tips.
Charis is a twenty-something business management student from Singapore. On Chronically Charis, she chronicles her journey with Fibromyalgia and shares how to live intentionally with chronic illness.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi my name is Charis! I’m from sunny Singapore and I run the blog www.chronicallycharis.com where I write about my journey with Fibromyalgia. I’m in my early twenties and I’m currently a full-time student in business management. I love food, makeup, yoga, and travel and when I’m not resting in bed you’ll find me discovering delicious(and gluten-free) food about town 🙂 If you want to follow my misadventures with chronic illness, do check out my blog and follow me on Instagram at @chronicallycharis.
When did you first get sick?
I’ve been sick pretty much half my life now! It’s scary to say it out loud but honestly, it hasn’t been that bad. I first started feeling really tired and getting fevers and aches all the time when I was about 14/15 but my doctors just thought it was “stress” or “growing pains”. As I grew older, the symptoms started to get worse and I developed a lot of stomach problems, even necessitating a hospitalization. Much later, I discovered that my stomach problems were actually gluten and lactose intolerances, which many people with fibromyalgia have. After many trips to see specialists, a rheumatologist finally diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. It’s a diagnosis of omission (I tested negative of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus which quite a few doctors suspected my disease to be at first) but to be perfectly frank, it was a huge relief to know that my disease had a name instead of thinking it was all inside my head!
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