You have limitations. That's a part of being human this side of heaven & a part of certain seasons of illness and trials.Yet your limitations don’t necessitate throwing in the towel, wallowing in self pity, or put your dreams on the shelf. This can be one of the most harmful ways individuals trip themselves up while struggling with illness.
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to pursue your passions, your people, & your dreams IN THE MIDST of loss, grief, & challenges.You can both struggle and succeed at the same time! Your mental & emotional health don't solely depend on your physical health when you find yourself ill. This looks like assessing your time, resources, energy, & stamina each day. Consider your passions, your dreams, & what you would be doing if you weren't sick. No one expects you to pursue your dreams full steam ahead while limping along in life with illness (thats a big enough battle) but how can you right now (in some small way) move yourself towards your dreams & goals?
Maybe right now where you are that looks like small potatoes to you so you feel it’s useless trying. Yet consider that all the dreaming, brainstorming, gathering, talking, phone calling, purchasing and taking small yet significant steps lead to what you love and in all the DOING it all creates JOY despite your illness. Don’t Let your body, rather than your mind, be the one to tell you when it's had enough for the day!
Understanding the limitations that go along with your chronic illness yet planning a life despite of them is one of the healthiest decisions you can make!💚
Stefanie is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist whose passion for health and wellness was sparked when her health took a turn for the worse. After seeing 20+ physicians she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. She sought to heal her body so that one day she could help those still on the other side with the knowledge to help and the compassion to relate.
Stefanie is available for one on one health coaching sessions to support you in your health journey. Please reach out for a complimentary consult to learn more about how partnering with Stefanie can help you. Together we thrive!
For more information and resources about Lyme Disease check out my "Resources" section.