Living with arthritis can affect how you live your life on a daily basis. Often times activities that once seemed easy can become more difficult and harder to manage on your own. You may find that in this situation, arthritis affects more than just the person who has the condition, but also their friends, family and co-workers. If you can follow these 8 tips for a positive approach to arthritis, you should find some comfort and relief. These first 4 tips are part 1 of a two part article.
- Focus on Your Quality Of Life
It is imperative to stay focused on how to maintain the highest quality of life with your arthritis condition. Do not dwell on negative thinking about all you have lost. Focus on what you can still do today: set realistic goals for yourself, fill your mind with positive thinking and keep active.
- Communicating Your Needs to Others
Your support system is there for you and it’s up to you to communicate what you need them to do for you. As some of your independence is replaced with assistance, reach out to those close to you and express to them what you need help with. Feel open to share your experience with this new lifestyle and ask for their patience and understanding as you navigate your way in this new way of living.
- Educating Yourself is Key
Becoming as educated as possible on the topic of arthritis will be your key to success. Understanding your own health condition is critical. Resources available online are plentiful. Educate yourself and share what you’ve learned with your support team. You can even find online arthritis forums and communities to talk about the condition with others who have it or post a question.
- Keeping Yourself Motivated
Chronic pain can be a challenge that can be difficult to rise above. It’s hard to be happy when you don’t feel your best. You can rise above the pain by staying focused on all the things you can do, instead of what you can’t. Set goals so that you can continue to live life at your fullest potential. Remain as active as you are able. Don’t isolate yourself from others. If you can’t find support in your area, use the above suggestion regarding making friends online in forums to make sure that you have someone to talk to.
As a Doctor and inventor of an ergonomic pen, I am always pleased to hear that usage of my pen has helped so many people with arthritis reduce their writing pain. If you, or someone you know suffers from arthritis, please tell them that some discomfort can be alleviated through the use of the UGLee Pen and encourage them to give it a try.