Life can sometimes throw you a real curveball and you could end up with some kind of disability either through some kind of accident or some kind of illness. There are two things that you can do here and one of them is just to give up on life and to let your disability control it. The other is dealing with the hand that is being dealt to you and to start making changes that will make your standard of living much better. It is important to know and understand that there is lots of assistance out there if you were to look for it and you should never be afraid to ask for help.
You will find a number of NDIS approved providers in your area whose job that it is to provide you with the assistance that you need 24 hours a day and seven days a week if necessary. They will also provide you with information that will allow you to deal with your new life carrying around a disability and the following are just some piece of advice that they might provide for you.
- Try to control your stress levels – This is going to be a very stressful time to you try to adapt to your new life in dealing with a disability that won’t let you do the things that you once found very easy and straightforward to do. Stress and anxiety can really take hold if you let them and so you need to learn how to relax, create some kind of work life balance and start making healthier choices.
- Prioritise your health – There may be many things that you have to deal with since you have gotten your disability but the most important thing is to keep yourself in top physical shape and mental shape as well. If you can, try to take part in some kind of physical exercise every single day and try to keep your mind occupied so you don’t fall into depression which leads to less sleep.
- Find new meaning in life – when you experience a disability, you may start to lose interest in the things that you love to do because you feel quite helpless and you may even be open to suicidal thoughts. You need to start to create some purpose in your life again and there are many things that you can be getting on with like volunteering your time towards a worthy cause.
It’s all about making small changes here and there and trying to find a new hobby that you can do and something that will put a smile back on your face.