Please Don’t Ever Believe Your Illness Is Somehow Your Fault

https://themighty.com/2016/10/why-lupus-and-chronic-diseases-are-not-your-fault/

Self-compassion, self-regulation, and health

Self and Identity

Volume 10, 2011 – Issue 3: Self- and identity-regulation and health

 

Self-compassion—treating oneself with kindness, care, and concern in the face of negative life events—may promote the successful self-regulation of health-related behaviors. Self-compassion can promote self-regulation by lowering defensiveness, reducing the emotional states and self-blame that interfere with self-regulation, and increasing compliance with medical recommendations. Furthermore, because they cope better with stressful events, people high in self-compassion may be less depleted by illness and injury and, thus, have greater self-regulatory resources to devote to self-care. Framing medical problems and their treatment in ways that foster self-compassion may enhance people’s ability to manage their health-related behavior and deal with medical problems.

The anxious voice that tells me that my illness makes me a burden on my friends

https://themighty.com/2016/10/developing-anxiety-from-chronic-illness-fears/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=ChronicIllness_Page&utm_campaign=FBreg-CI&tmsignup=1&T=chronicpage