A new disability can come on suddenly or gradually develop over many years without you knowing about it. Disability are usuallygenetically exposed, but illnesses can also be the result of the polluted environment or the lifestyle we adopt. Coming to terms with any illness is not easy and might take a long time.
We recommend that you first talk to your doctor to get some medical advice or alternatively you can call our More Than Mobility Customer Service Helpline on 0800 046 3949 to help with any mobility products you need to manage and maintain your day to day lifestyle.
Being recently diagnosed with a new disability is the hardest time and naturally you will can feel down about it, yet with a few changes you might still be able to live your life to the full. The following easy 5 steps should help you in the right direction.
1. Allow yourself time to come to terms with your illness
Thinking positively is no easy matter but it is important to be enthusiastic about life again. There are only two choices for you to make. You can stay depressed and complain about your problems for the rest of your life or you have the option of trying to make most of your life even with all your limitations. We all know that cancer patients who remain positive live longer than those who become very depressed. The same applies to any chronic illness or disability.
2. Nurture yourself
The only person you can always trust is you. It sounds funny but you will always be in your own company. You can either cheer yourself up or make yourself miserable. First of all you need to take care of yourself and make sure that you can keep yourself as healthy as possible.
Naturally you cannot cure your illness or disability but you can learn how to live your live to the best – that is how to relieve your symptoms in the best possible way
- It is important to realise that you are the person who matters most
- Make yourself comfortable and do something you enjoy each day
- Praise yourself for all your little achievements
- Follow a healthy, well balanced diet and if possible try to do light exercise each day.
3. Learn how you can best help yourself feel better
Try and find out as much as you can about your particular health problem. Alternative therapies are a great way of harmonizing your energy and the practitioners at alternative therapy clinics will be more than happy to advise you on which therapy would be most suited for you. The clinic might also run courses that will help you to apply some methods on your own.
4. Concentrate on the present, do not dwell in the past or worry about the future.
“I should have done things differently” and so on….. Such claims might or might not be true, it does not really matter. What matters is that you try to ignore such thoughts because they will not help you advance in your life.
5. You are the maker of your own luck
Start small, giving yourself manageable goals each day that build on each other. Break your tasks into smaller chunks if your challenge is slightly larger. Many people make the mistake that when they have a brilliant idea they think big and want to see success overnight.
- You can achieve your goals
- Think small; accept that you will have some bad days. Find ways how to overcome these and say tomorrow will be a better day
- Break bigger tasks into smaller chunks
- Stick up with your goal – do not give up
More Than Mobility supply a wide range of mobility products which can help you on your way to an easier life includingmobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, wheelchairs, adjustable beds, stair lifts, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids and daily living aids.
Please visit our website to see our full mobility product range or call us and we can advise you over the telephone.
Finally, remember to always keep positive!
More Than Mobility Team