How To Improve Your Quality Of Life When You Have A Chronic Illness

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living with a chronic illness

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Get a support group (that includes you)

“Showing compassion, grace, and appreciation for self…being your biggest cheerleader,” are other actions Munson says can help you feel whole and energized, even with an illness. She also encourages you to seek out support from people who know what you’re going through.

”Participating in support groups is proven to reduce stress, improve coping skills, and promote interpersonal connection.” Sometimes, simply seeking information about your condition or calling your doctor can be too exhausting. Get support there, too. “Have an accountability partner or healthcare advocate to provide support and receive information if it gets too overwhelming,” says Munson.

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