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Thinking Positively With MS

August 28, 2015

You can think positively with MS by practicing a few different things that maybe you haven’t done before or even thought about. It is especially important to have a positive outlook on life when living with any chronic disease as it can push you to enjoy your life to the fullest. This doesn’t mean you must always look at things positively or be in a fake cheerful mood when you’re having a bad day. Everyone has good days and bad days, it’s just differentiating what a real ‘bad’ day is for you and how to become accepting of your life.

Appreciate the life you have.

For starters, make sure to appreciate everything you have thus far in life. Make a mental tab of all the things life has given you including those that are in it.  Friendship for example, find a friend or a group of friends that lift your spirits whenever you’re with them. Although it sounds kind of cheesy, knowing that people (other than your family) care about you as much as if you were in their family can have a great effect on you.

Be kind and accepting

Although you may want to carry yourself around with a pessimistic view of the world some days (and that’s okay), make sure you don’t make that your permanent view of the world. Be empathetic and kind, because learning to understand yourself as well as others is most definitely creating positivity within yourself that your body is aware of.

LOL, literally

Enjoy the little moments that come your way and take a minute to laugh when you find something funny. Don’t be afraid to actually laugh out loud. Search for the good moments that life’s throwing your way whether it be something hilarious your friend has done or if you’re just watching your favorite sitcom.

Being optimistic can reduce your risk of other health issues such as depression, heart disease and even the common cold. Not to mention being positive makes you feel good and overall improves your quality of day-to-day life.

Thinking Positively With MS - Fri August 28, 2015 10:26 AM