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How do you motivate yourself when you are sad, down or sick?


Especially when dealing with chronic illness, and an unforgiving work/study schedule, housework, cooking, additional (important) study, writing, personal development, and exercise routines seem to be often left by the wayside. Any and all tips would be gratefully received!

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Best Answer Sushmita (sen.sush23) says

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Great answer. Learning everything about a chronic illness is important - speaking to others who have it, and who are managing well. Acceptance is also necessary, especially when working out your new limits. Thanks!


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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Fresh air and sunlight does work wonders, doesn't it!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    It does eat you up over time, if you hold on to it. How do you learn to or encourage someone else to let something go? Great answer - thank you!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    I think laughter is an under-rated therapy! Writing is also great for getting the negative thoughts out of ones head.

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How to motivate yourself when you are down - Easy and practical ways to motivate yourself

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Relaxing and breathing - both very good when dealing with chronic illnesses. Thanks!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Actionable baby steps, thinking positively, and relaxing - great advice. Thanks!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    I've also found that forcing a change of mind/feeling doesn't work, but I've had to be careful not to dwell in sadness or anger. Thanks!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Tiny, baby steps are the best, I agree! And it's important to rest between each accomplishment (and be please that you did it). Thank you!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Vitamins, healthy foods, positive thinking and inspiring people - great suggestions, thanks!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Meditation for motivation? Sounds great! Also meditation has been shown to have a good effect on the body and mind, and can help people to deal with pain. A double-benefit!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Music, relaxation, positive inspiring people, positive thinking, reflecting on what you've achieved, are all excellent suggestions. Thanks!

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Tea is certainly a great comfort to many people, and while reading can be an escape, it can also help motivate.

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    Kymberly Fergusson (nifwlseirff) 4 years ago

    Exercising and day-dreaming, a great combination. Although, I think with day-dreaming, it may be easy for chronically ill people to let themselves become upset by dreaming about what they have lost. Music always seems to help!

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