Finding peace with your disability isn’t easy in a society that sees you as an incapable human. Finding peace with your disability is possible if you practice the power of positivity and focus on the good things in life. Here are 5 ways you can achieve peace with your disability:
#1. Allow Yourself To Grieve
Grieving is a natural healing process. Keeping your pain inside will only stunt your self-acceptance. Reach out and talk about how you are feeling with a close friend, family member or even a therapist. If you don’t do this the grieving process cannot progress to a place where you will find healing.
#2. Find An Activity That Brings You Joy
If you don’t try something, you will never know your limitations. Search for an activity that you can do and keep at it. Exercise is a great way to feel better during grieving as it releases the feel-good chemicals called endorphins.
#3. Hang Out With People Who Are Going Through The Same Thing
Birds of a feather flock together as they say. It is important not to be too lonely during the grieving process as you can easily become depressed and have a whole new disability to deal with. Find others that have the same disability. Join a disability group on Facebook or The Mighty. Hanging out with others on the same life path is the best way to find purpose and a new perspective.
#4. Take Time For Yourself But Don’t Isolate From People
Take time to reflect but don’t fall too deep into isolation as your family and friends would want to share your pain with you. Your family do care and want you to ask them for support as they don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable. After all, they would expect the same love from you if the roles were reversed, and that’s what love truly is.
#5. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Sure the world is full of energy vampires that suck all the joy out of us, but ultimately we can choose the company we keep. We all stay friends with negative people that drain the life out of us, and at some point, we will have to walk away to protect our energy. You do not need these kinds of friends, especially since you have so much to focus on – mostly yourself. Be kind to yourself by making healthy relationships.