Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Change is inevitable...change is scary...change is good...change is bad...change is whatever you make of it. No matter who we are, where we live, or what we are doing, we experience change. Sometimes its a major change or sometimes its very minor, but if we don't have change life would never move on.
Lately I have encountered many people talking about changing of jobs, changing of living, of life, and even of relationships. I am one of those people who LOVES change. I feel like if I don't have it, my life becomes stagnant. As scary as it may be, something good will always come out of it. For those of us with illnesses or medical issues, change can be a very GREAT thing for us but also can take a turn for the worst.
Recently I just joined a website called Lupus Connect, and one of the community advocates, Dr. Gary, posted something about change that I wanted to share with you:
"Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can. You can’t control everything. I know I told you that earlier on. But it bears repeating on those days when you fear ganging up on you again. Give yourself a pep talk. You are in a challenging situation, you don’t have the answers you need, at least not yet, and you don’t have a crystal ball. So go easy on yourself. You are doing everything you can right now in a situation that is out of your control, and that’s the most you can ask of yourself.
Ask for help in getting to your new normal. Change is scary. It’s not fair. And a chronic condition inevitably means change, sometimes lots of changes, anywhere from slight modifications to turning your daily life upside down. Talk with other patients and get ideas about the best way to cope, learn what you can from their experiences, consider advice that makes sense for you, let them know what you’re going through. Being on the journey with people who really know how hard the road is can make a lot of difference.
Reach out for a spiritual connection. A medical diagnosis lead to a spiritual awakening. What is your personal definition of spirituality? This may be a time to reconnect with religious or spiritual practices from your past, or to develop new ones. Having a sense of the meaning of it all, and a connection to something great than your day to day experiences, can be a great antidote for fear." Dr. Gary.
I found this very insightful and I hope it helps you get through whatever it is you need to get through...Good and bad! Always connect it to something positive and there will always be a positive outcome. Sometimes we feel the need to control things, but no matter what you do, the outcome will be what it will be.
I hope everyone has an amazing and positive day!! :)
Thank you for reading :)