Since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (a debilitating autoimmune disease) in 2015 it is safe to say that life has been a real rollercoaster. The years leading up to the diagnosis I can only describe as being "sheer hell". I've been forced to look at how I have been living my life and contributing factors to the stress that my mind and body was under - past and present. Initially I felt that it was a real curse especially those times in the morning that I found myself not being able to walk and carry out simple everyday tasks. Tears quite often filled the walls of the house as my physical and emotional pain was apparent. In the last couple of years I have taken responsibility for factors that are within my control. I regularly meditate which helps my body and mind to be in a space of calm and I have also cleaned up my act as far as my food and lifestyle goes. I no longer perceive rheumatoid arthritis as a curse, it has been one of the best gifts I've ever have ever been given in my life because it is helped me to learn to love life more and more importantly to learn to love myself more too. I have learnt so much about well-being on the mind body and soul level and without this "gift" I wouldn't know half as much as what I do now and as a result help half as many people as what I do now too 💗
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton