Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had to work round a different perspective, a perspective that would give me a better understanding of what I had to deal with.
We spend our lives unconsciously observing others and what they deal with, but never think about our own lives until something big happens and then we have difficulty coming to terms with what we’re presented with.
This is so true of illness and life in general. When it comes to any life-changing scenario, any physical challenge can transform us. It’s important to come to terms with illness, because when we do we’re more likely to cope better. When we cope better, we’re more likely to think and be positive about what we deal with.
We will then get to assess our circumstances from a different perspective, a perspective that helps us come to terms with our new set of circumstances and an outcome we’re more likely to be comfortable with. Emotional setbacks are slightly harder, because we may not always recognise or understand our emotions, particularly buried emotions.
That said, it’s so important for us to be and stay positive, because if we are ever faced with a physical challenge that is significant, we have to be able to adapt as best we can. Unfortunately, our first instinct is to want to revert back to where we were, because emotionally it feels easier.
Sometimes we need to accept the life we had is gone. We have to learn how to deal with that and move on.