Getting sick is a part of life, unfortunately. It’s part of the human condition that is ever in a state of flux. No, you probably won’t like it very much, and, of course, you don’t have to surrender to always be this way. In fact, for many people, a guiding force is getting well again. But there are some important things to remember on the journey to recovery. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Focus on what is (not what used to be)
A major problem for many folks in recovery from a physical or mental illness is that they look at their situation now in relation to how it and focus on how they use to be. Of course, this is very understandable.
Getting ill or having an accident can be quite a shock to the system and can play havoc with the self you used to identify with so closely. But part of recovery is accepting that something happened that limited your wellness in some way. Now you will need to do things to get well again.
The essence of this is that you have to work with where you are right now, rather than with the memory of where you used to be. Not having this acceptance can stunt and limit your progress, instead of helping you move forward.
Be stubborn with your goals and flexible with your methods
This is an important part of getting well again. It is completely reasonable to have set goals to work to as long as they are realistic. But don’t be afraid to try something new if what you are doing doesn’t seem to work effectively.
Remember there are all sorts of mental and physical therapy services out there. They are run by trained professionals who have likely come across the issue that you are facing and can offer advice based on their experience.
So, you don’t have to do everything all on your own. You can enlist their support and facilities to make the progress that you need for a better future.
Getting well again involves patience
Another factor that is key in a smooth recovery from an illness is patience. Yes, this is hard to have because you want to be back to normal as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t often work like this. Many people have a long hard road ahead of them to retain optimum health.
That is where patience comes in. It’s about doing all of the right things and continuing to do them even when you don’t see the benefit straight away. I admit this is a tough one for me!
A final tip for getting well again: Reward progress
Lastly, something that severely impedes your progress during recovery is forgetting to acknowledge your hard work after achieving something. It’s all too easy to be straight on to the next leg in your recovery, or the next goal that you want to get under your belt.
But, it’s very important to acknowledge the hard work that went into your latest achievement. It took physical and mental effort on your part to this point. So, if possible, try and do something positive to reinforce and send that message to yourself.
Why? It will help you remain motivated and make the rest of your goals easier to achieve.
25 thoughts on “The keys to getting well again”
“Patience is a virtue.” So i was told for many years. I haven’t heard that saying for many, many years now. I still buy it! :D
Goals and persistence are important in recovering but recovery may take longer than you think. This is where patience comes in. Great advice, Christy. Hugs, my friend. 😘
Oh I am so trying to work on my patience! Thanks Michelle and hugs for you too :)
Love your posts Chris! Too much energy in you.😍
Excellent advice, Christy. No one likes to be ill, and we can take a long time to recover from some illnesses. Your advice regarding being stubborn with our goals is wonderful. With so many of us, patience goes out the window. We need to focus on our need to be well again and the means by which that can be achieved – no matter how long it takes. Flexibility in the methods of our recovery is also too often overlooked. As you say, there are many different services available out there. Thank you for such an informative and thought-provoking post, Christy!
Patience does go out the window, quite often – you’ve expressed that well here, Millie. Thanks for taking time xx
Be stubborn with your goals and flexible with your methods. Oh I love this! It’s so easy to give up your goals when you don’t achieve it, but what I have come to realise is you can achieve them in many different ways. You just need to find your path! Xx
Excellent points, Christy. Agree with all of them.
Great post Christy,
I believe that the key of healing is in our mind.
The most of people when they are sick, they focusing on their illness but in fact, they need to change their focus on health .We should think about the things we want instead the things that we do not want.
I wouldn’t argue a single one of these.
Exactly right, Christy, if we don’t keep a positive attitude, getting well will be a lot tougher – if not impossible!
The post provides such useful tips… Sometimes it might takes us longer to fully recover (That happened to me with my last Cold: it lasted like ten days: bad one).
Awww, so lovely. Thank you for the shout-out (I just noticed: totally missed the caption)… :bear: <3 :bear: Many hugs!!!!
Yahoooo I’m glad you saw the Easter egg ;) I am also thankful that you are not sick any longer and have boundaries made regarding how long you are online (blue birdie and all). Hugs, so many hugs! <3 :)
So many great pieces of advice here my darling. Well done lady xxxxxxxxxxx
Whatever suggestions given are all wonderful but what I find the best and difficult too is to keep patience which is really very important. Great work, congrats.
This is so on target. Recovery is getting well by accepting the illness and learning to work with it. This takes patience, skill and access to health care.
I agree…positive attitude is the key. And another important thing is getting rid of self pity. It destroys all the hopes to get well. You just keep wondering why did this happen to you. But you have to move on….isn’t it?
Great and useful post, as I also need to re-read :-)
Really nice post. It gave a good positive and motivation dose. Thanks
Some great tips, especially about being stubborn with goals & flexible with methods as things don’t always go quite to plan.x
Wonderful post with words of wisdom we all need to pay attention to. We often allow our anger or frustration to get in the way of getting well.
Another great blog! Very positive. Thank you!
Be stubborn with your goals and flexible with your methods is just amazing advice because everyone just tries one thing out and then gives up their goal completely instead of changing the method!