In my work with individuals who are living with chronic conditions, I don’t think a day passes by when I don’t have a conversation with a client who feels defeated in some way.
Clients may slip up on their self-care routine and be experiencing the consequences. Or they being compliant and still are getting not the results they expected. Or, friends and family haven’t been supportive or made a promise but didn’t come through. Sometimes, what seems like defeat is coming from more than one source, leaving clients feel plain old defeated by life.
Let’s face it, life doesn’t always go the way we thought it would, or should. Nobody knows that better than someone who is living with a chronic condition. And it’s only human nature to feel defeated when life seems especially tough.
Let’s take a look at that word “defeat.” How about if we changed “defeat” into “lesson?” Here’s a link to an article I wrote awhile back:
I’d love to hear how you cope during those times when it feels like you can’t quite do the right thing, no matter how hard you try. What’s your reply to that voice that whispers that your opponents are ganging up on you? How do you stay optimistic?
Any advice to share? Need some support?
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