Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Season, New Beginnings

     Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and it's a new season for a new start. Most enjoy this time of season to spring clean and make a fresh start. Just like with cleaning house, and dusting out the cobwebs, we also need to take time to reflect on ourselves and spring clean what is going on within our own selves. "Spring is a time to find out where you are, who you are, and move toward where you are going" (Penelope Trunk). Having a chronic condition or rare disease can put a lot of stress on the person diagnosed and the supporting family. We get so caught up with testing, appointments, surgeries, and traveling that we tend to forget to take a minute to unwind and refocus ourselves mentally. With bad days come good days. Spring into the new you. Research shows that that having a detailed plan with a positive purpose behind it is your best bet for success. 

   A few small changes can help you mentally in the long run. While getting proper rest helps manage anxiety and stress, there are also other things you can do to help along the journey of a fresh start. Even just spending a few minutes in a quiet place can help with reflection. Love music? Crank up the volume, open the windows and smell the fresh spring air. Find your outlet and live in the moment for life is too short. Be kind to yourself.......

-Angela, Blount's Disease Strong 

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