Living with chronic illness deeply impacts people and doesn’t leave any area of life untouched. At times, your life may be turned upside down, and coping may seem difficult.
But life with chronic illness can still be satisfying. The most effective way to manage and reduce the impact of illness is to focus on ways to live well, even while sick.
Here are 10 ways you can live well despite chronic illness:
1. Take care of yourself first
To care for the people you love, you have to take care of yourself first. Make sure you take all your medicines, go to all your appointments, watch your diet, keep moving, stick to a sleep schedule, and follow your doctor’s advice. Taking care of yourself makes sense because it helps you feel on top of your game, enjoy life, and support the ones you love.