Tips to Improve life with a Disability

Tips to Improve life with a Disability

Tips to improve life with a disability. You may have become disabled due to a sudden illness, injury, aging or an accident. Many will feel that it leads to a lower quality of life. Here are a few tips to improve life with a disability:

Create a healthy home environment

Your home should be a place where you can feel happy and peaceful. Make changes that will enhance peace and tranquility in your home. Do not be a pack rat, get rid of the clutter. When a house is full of clutter it, your mind will be cluttered too. Let the natural light flow through your home. A dark home dampens a persons spirit and brings on fatigue. A clean and fresh smelling home is always healthier. Invest in a few oil diffusers or flowers that invigorate the senses. Music truly does tame even the most savage beast. Play some calming background music while you sit down with a good book.

Exercise and go for walks

It isn’t healthy to have cabin fever. Make an effort to get some vitamin D by spending time outside. This will get you in a good mood and enhance general wellbeing. If you are unable to go out alone, ask a friend to go with you.

Get a hobby

As cliché as this may sound, it is one way of finding joy in disability. If you cannot go hiking, there are many things you can do at home, such as:

  • Music lessons
  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Writing
  • Reading

Work or study

Busy people have self worth. You do not need to feel as if your disability is removing you from living an independent life. There are many jobs and training that you can do. You will also get to interact with others when you work.

 For more information about training that we offer, please contact Elsie Botha on 011 763 3366 or elsie@action4.org.za and Stephen Bergers on 011 763 2429 or stephen@action4.org.za