Living with a long-term condition can be challenging but, if you look after yourself and your condition, the impact can be lessened.
Learning about your condition and what helps can give you better control. Finding meaning and purpose can then further enrich your life.
However, this is easier said than done, because we are all different and need individual solutions.
This website offers ways to help you or your clients achieve this.
Living with a long-term condition can mean you have to pay more attention to your physical capabilities and preserve your energy. Some people use diaries and charts to pace themselves and monitor their energy levels. For others, taking part in some form of physical activity can help them to feel healthier and more positive.
Being diagnosed with a long-term condition can challenge how you feel about yourself but it does not have to define who you are. Some people use mindfulness to observe and reflect upon themselves. You can recognise patterns in what helps, and what gets in the way, of leading a meaningful and purposeful life.
Meeting or talking to other people with long-term conditions can help you to feel that you are not alone – other people understand what it is like. For some people, giving support to others can be rewarding. Other people find support from friends and family or support organisations. Whatever it is, meeting and sharing your experiences with others can have a positive effect on your wellbeing.