Manging MS and Depression
It's not uncommon for MS patients to experience increased anxiety and depression. The question is, how can you manage these feelings?
To manage, it's really about trying to keep up a positive attitude, a bright outlook on the future, and trying to focus on the good things.
It's About What You Can Do
That's right. It's not about what you couldn't do, but what you could do. Although some days your balance is a little bit off, it's important to stress that the steps are taking are good.
It's more about focusing on what you can do rather than something you cannot do.
Meditation can help you to sort of pick those thoughts apart and categorize them and also help control your mind.
If your thoughts start to rush in the wrong direction, try using your mental power to relocate these ideas in a more positive direction.
When experiencing depression and anxiety, to try to separate things, one by one, and try to focus on the things that are good about your life.
Try Not to Think About Tomorrow
MS is an unpredictable illness, and you never know what tomorrow is going to bring. You might be having one of those bad days where you have no energy to do anything, or you might be having a good day.
Try to focus on the fact that it's a good day, and don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will come, and it will bring whatever it needs to bring. It's just one of the ways that you can combat the anxiety you're feeling.