12 healthy ways to cope with a chronic illness

//12 healthy ways to cope with a chronic illness

Chronic illness can lead to depression. Here are 5 tips Dr. Carolyn Daitch suggests using to maintain an optimistic perspective during an extended illness:

  1. Put parameters on how much time you will allow yourself to research an illness
  2. Instead of dwelling on what might happen in the future, focus on what you can do each day to be happy
  3. Try to build a belief that each day things will get better
  4. Use mindfulness and meditation to focus on the present and stay calm
  5. Visualization and guided imagery can be used to restore calm to the body and the mind

Learn more about Dr. Daitch’s approaches for maintaining a positive outlook while dealing with an extended illness in Dr. Daitch’s interview with Fox News Health.