Today this blog and I are participating in an "Overcomers Virtual Tour" coordinated by Nikki Leigh.
I'd like to bring your attention to an author whose comments below echo many of the lessons in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. One important lesson is clinging to hope, cultivating hope and allowing yourself to be comforted - perhaps healed - by the unknown and unexpected:
1. Before going to sleep, answer: “Today has been a good day because ____________________________.” Focus on the people you love, the things that inspire you, the daily details that are within your power to change. Happiness is found in these small details of life.
2. Keep a goals/gratitude journal. Today, what action step did you take towards your goal? Focusing on goals gives a renewed sense of purpose, adds confidence, cultivates self-esteem, and adds structure to life. Writing down your action steps and daily progress is a positive reinforcement. Counting your blessings adds a measure of humility, compassion and keeps optimism alive.
3. Read and/or listen to motivational and inspirational books.
4. Use pictures and sayings to make a focus board collage for each goal. Seeing these positive affirmations daily enhances your endurance and strength.
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