This weeks post is part of A Chronic Voice's October Linkup Party which is a monthly get together for people with chronic illness to share and learn from each other's experiences.
October's Writing Prompts were:
My response to this month's writing prompt is about how I maintain motivation despite my MS.
When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, you are suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar world, and it doesn't come with a user guide. All of a sudden you're feeling like you have lost control and you're left wondering if you will ever get it back. When I was diagnosed with MS, I found myself searching for ways of coping and navigating life with this illness. Over the course of my MS journey, I have discovered skills that have helped me recover control in my life. Skills that put me back into the driver's seat.
Today I want to share some of the things I have learnt that have made the biggest impact towards recovering control of my life.
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