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The Power of Hope in Chronic Illness

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

I didn't exactly know how it would happen, but there was not a doubt in my mind that I would get better.

I didn't know how, or when, but I just felt it so deeply within my bones. Of course, just sitting there and hoping, on its own, didn't do much. But it gave me the push to try various things.

For example, I experimented with lots of dietary changes, pills, supplements, therapies, etc. for my gastrointestinal problems, but the majority have NOT worked.

These things were also not easy to implement. Yet, as long as I remained hopeful that it'll get better, I got up, and I tried again.

This also allowed me to change my perspective about my changes.

I changed my diet not because it was something that I SHOULD have done, but because it was good for my body.

I was meditating not because it was a MUST but because it helped me calm my body and mind.

I started moving my body not because I HAVE TO but because I knew it would make me stronger and less symptomatic over time.

The power of hope and re-shifting how I talk to myself has been incredibly powerful.

What helps keep you motivated in your health journey? Let me know in the comments below.


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