Finding holistic therapies that can help soothe the mind as well as the body is so important for overall wellbeing. One creative approach that more and more patients are exploring is color therapy for chronic illness.
Thoughtful planning, prioritizing, and these tips for time management with chronic illness can help you reclaim your days while still making self-care a priority.
Chronic illness, pain, and disability can make even small tasks challenging on bad days. But with the right adaptive equipment, you can optimize comfort, accessibility, and efficiency when working from bed. This guide covers key products and technology to help you be productive while bedridden, encouraging productivity and purpose even on tough days.
Creating a five-year plan can provide much-needed direction and motivation. By mapping out your goals and vision for the next five years, you can ensure you’re spending your time and energy in a purposeful way.
When living with chronic illness, productivity can feel constantly out of reach. The symptoms of your conditions create barriers to getting things done and meeting obligations. It’s easy to think you simply aren’t trying hard enough. But the truth is, you can’t just push through illness through sheer willpower alone. What you need is balance…
When you’re chronically ill, productivity can feel impossible. Our limited energy and problematic executive functioning beg for tools specially designed to meet our unique needs. In my experience, one of the best productivity apps is Amazing Marvin for spoonie productivity.
For many spoonies, the relationship between social media and chronic illness can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it provides community, information, and validation. On the other, it can facilitate comparison and negative self-talk.
From romantic partnerships to friendships and family bonds, the impact of chronic illness on relationships adds an extra layer of complexity to maintaining healthy connections.
As a caregiver or loved one, you want to do everything you can to help them manage their symptoms, thrive in spite of their challenges, and feel understood and cared for. While every person’s needs are unique, there are some helpful products, services, and general tips that can make a difference when supporting a loved one with chronic illness.
The unpredictable symptoms, limitations on energy and mobility, and the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies chronic conditions make maintaining healthy relationship dynamics with chronic illness a challenge. However, with open communication, boundary setting, and a commitment to mutual understanding, those living with chronic illness can foster rewarding connections.