chronic illness

Living with Chronic Illness

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This article from aeon magazine, suggests that learning to live with a chronic illness requires “psychological flexibility”.

“Psychological flexibility is the idea that we need to be present with what is happening right now, free of judgment, and to respond in a way that moves us forward rather than getting stuck in the emotions or feelings of the moment – anger, frustration, sadness, pain and so forth.”

Specific concepts suggested include:

  • Be the thinker, not the thought.
  • Be open to acceptance.
  • Stay present.
  • Be here now, not there then.
  • Know what matters.

Read the full article here: https://aeon.co/essays/it-takes-psychological-flexibility-to-thrive-with-chronic-illness