The emotional stress of living with a chronic illness is often compounded by other factors. You might feel like a burden on friends and family members, struggle financially, experience physical limitations, and social isolation.
What can you do to change that and feel happier, more focused, and less stressed in the upcoming year? Since the brain controls everything we do, commanding everything from our thoughts to emotions and movements, it's up to us to take more control over the signals we send it.
Everyone is unique and has different needs when it comes to mentally preparing for the holiday season. Unfortunately, you cannot pause the holiday countdown. However, you can prepare your mind for what lies ahead and address the thoughts and worries on your mind this time of year. Here are some tips for how to take care of yourself and mentally start preparing for the holidays