How To Deal With A Serious Illness

Woman seeks ways to deal with her illness

“It can be life-shattering knowing that you have something wrong with your body and it’s going to essentially change your life forever. One of the most important things that you will need to do, is to learn how to deal with it.” Photo via Pixabay.

Life is hard, and that’s just on a regular day. There are plenty of things in the world that cause us a lot of stress, and we’re there to be a trooper and carry on, no matter how tough things become. So what about when being diagnosed with a serious health issue? It can be very difficult to deal with. It can be life-shattering knowing that you have something wrong with your body and it’s going to essentially change your life forever. One of the most important things that you will need to do, is to learn how to deal with it. Nobody said that it would be easy, but if you don’t start trying then you may only find things getting worse.

Regardless of what your health issue is – wherever it may be located – you need to know that your mental health will be affected too. People deal with all various things differently. You may receive a diagnosis and feel as though you’re numb, unable to actually deal with what’s going on. Or you may break down and cry, and not stop crying. Or you might laugh and just get on with it. There is no right or wrong emotion to have. We all have our own coping mechanisms, and not everyone needs to understand them – you might not even understand, and that’s okay. If it’s what you need to do to get through it all – so be it. Just make sure that if you aren’t doing too well, speak to someone. There are plenty of people out there who are willing to help. Make an appointment with your Doctor and tell them what’s going on and how you’re feeling. They will be able to advise you on what you need. They may think that you should talk to a trained professional who will work alongside you to help you overcome the issue.

Here are some other ways to help you deal with a serious illness.

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How Can Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health?

The benefits of exercise are very well known. It can help you get fitter and have a healthier body, but what effect can it have on your mind and mental health? There is a very important relationship between the two, and anyone wanting to improve their mental health should consider fitness. You should also consider exercise and fitness whatever your current state of mind, as there are so many benefits. So, how can exercise benefit you? And what kind of effects can you expect to see? Read on to see how you can change your life by making a few healthy choices each week, and when you put in the effort you can receive great rewards.

Building New Relationships

There are many individual exercises and activities you can do, whether it be a relaxing swim in the pool or spending some time alone with your thoughts. But exercise often brings with it the chance to build new relationships with people. Joining a gym, sports team or fitness class can be a great way to spend time with others.

Forging new relationships that are built on something positive like fitness often fills people with positivity. Having other people rely on you and being needed within your group also gives people a sense of purpose and lets them know that they are needed and valued. Exercise highlights these relationships with others and celebrates them.

Adrenaline and jogging

This runner feels better mentally after she’s finished her workout.

Endorphins

Exercise releases adrenaline and a rush of endorphins, which gives us a sense of contentment, happiness, and well-being when we have work out hard. These positive feelings can have a great effect on anxiety and depression, and exercise often has an amazing effect on a person’s recovery.

Although no mental illnesses can be cured overnight, learning ways to cope and deal with your thoughts and symptoms in a healthy way is a useful tool to possess. Remember, if you do need more than exercise, make sure you consider therapy. When you put your mind, body, and soul into something, your body rewards you for it with an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Pride

Another important aspect of exercise and fitness is the sense of pride that it makes you feel. Fitness goals and accomplishments come in all shapes and sizes, such as being able to jog non-stop for 10 minutes, swim 3000 meters, or simply to get out of bed in the morning. Every goal is individual and working hard for something then achieving it can evoke an incredible sense of pride and self-worth. Having that extra bit of self-confidence and pride can make anyone feel great and can be especially helpful when struggling with your mental health.

There are so many more reasons to exercise than simply to stay fit, although that is a good enough reason in itself. It can have incredible effects on your mental health; it can relax you, help you build new relationships, and instill a sense of self-worth.

As Women, What Can We do to Gain More Confidence and Self-Esteem?

Be proud of your mind and body as a woman

Looking for ways to increase confidence and self-esteem, ladies? Pexels photo, CC0.

We all know that beauty is more than skin deep. What really makes a person is their character, their personality, the things they say and do and the way they treat others. Their work ethic, their likes, dislikes and so much more. The way we look really is such a small part of who we are, but with that being said many of us would opt to be more beautiful if we had the opportunity. As women there’s such pressure put on us to look a certain way to fit society’s beauty ideals; otherwise we’re labelled ugly, fat, unattractive, weird and a whole multitude of unpleasant names.

So, it makes sense why several females report having low self esteem. Instead of seeking an unrealistic ideal of perfection, one of the best ways you can improve your confidence is to simply make the most of yourself. Embrace your features, try your best to love yourself for who you are and take care of yourself. Here are some of the ways to do so.

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