Many of us find it difficult to be thankful for our bodies. We focus on imperfections, the things we don’t like, the tasks we wish they did better — and that can be especially true for folks with a chronic illness. If this sounds like you, read on for some strategies for how to be thankful for your body, even if it’s not working perfectly.
Acknowledge What It Can Do
Even if one system of your body isn’t working the way it was designed, odds are a lot of your other systems are. Take stock of what your body is doing right, and then consider taking some time to meditate on, acknowledge, and be grateful for the things your body does well.
Challenge Your Body — and Mind
Maybe you’ve come to believe your body isn’t capable of much, but chances are, there’s something new out there you haven’t tried that would do your body and mind some good. Whether it’s yoga, swimming, adaptive skiing or even learning a new skill like cooking or a foreign language, your mind and body are capable of so much. You just have to give them the chance.
Take Care of Your Body
If you’ve ever had a loved one who’s been sick or injured, you’ve likely done everything you could to help them feel better. Extend the same love and care to yourself! Learn about your condition, and take an active role in your health care. Take your prescribed medications, and create a health care routine (think diet and exercise) that helps your body work better so you can feel better and more thankful.
Take Care of Your Mind
There’s no denying that dealing with a chronic illness can be mentally and emotionally taxing. Make sure you’re giving your mind a break too. Find activities that help you relax and unwind, whether it’s getting in a yoga class, taking in a movie, reading a book, or having a regularly scheduled night out with friends. Making sure your mind is healthy will make whatever you’re dealing with physically easier to bear.
IV Treatments for Chronic Illness at IVX Health
If your healthcare regimen includes IV treatments, know that you have options when it comes to where you receive them, and IVX Health offers the best of all worlds in outpatient IV therapy. With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. We’ll even provide refreshments.
We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at two convenient locations on either side of the state line in both Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.