For some, feeling in control is difficult. Whether it’s your life, your body, or your mind, being in control and feeling in control can be both empowering and mood-boosting, but it’s not always that simple. For people with physical and mental health complications, the thought of regaining control over your life may seem impossible. Here are a few tips to help you feel more in control of your life.
1. Move Around
Whether it’s a change of environment or exercise, controlling where your body goes and what you do with it can make you feel autonomous. Even if you can’t get outside, that’s okay! You can always stretch in place.
For assistance with moving around independently canes, crutches, walkers, and rollators make movement easier for those who can stand. Indoor and outdoor wheelchairs can also help users get from place to place. For people with incontinence, underpads and briefs can prevent accidents when out and about as well.
2. Do Something You Like
Enjoying something of your own is a great way to exercise control over your interests. Reading or listening to a book, watching something you enjoy, playing video games, making art, and listening to music are some ways people can enjoy themselves and control their daily activities. Your possibilities are endless! As long as you’re enjoying yourself, you’re doing it right.
3. Take Care of Yourself
Self-care includes doing things you enjoy, but taking care of your mind and body is another way to feel in control. Activities like changing clothes, brushing teeth, and bathing can benefit you by not only maintaining your stunning good looks but by physically showing that you are in control. These activities also count as exercise too! For people who experience chronic pain, self-care can also include pain management therapies that allow users a wider range of mobility.
Eating plenty of nutritious, wholesome food, and drinking plenty of water will also help you feel charged and ready to perform at your best. Not to mention, if you have a say in what you eat and drink (even if it’s ordering off a menu), that’s another way to prove that you are in control of your decisions.
Over time, we make friends and build relationships with others, and that’s another form of control! By choosing who you hang out with and talk to, you are exercising control over your social life. Socializing can also combat feelings of isolation, reducing the stress that comes with being alone. If someone can’t physically be there, a phone call or video chat with them works too!
5. Ask for Help
Asking for help and socializing are similar, but sometimes, you may need help doing other activities. Asking for help is more than just socializing—talking to a doctor or therapist about how you’re feeling counts as asking for help, and so does asking for assistance with activities like opening windows, getting dressed, eating, cleaning, and going outside. As long as you are the one making decisions, you’re in control! Help from others does not affect how you make your decisions, and it’s okay to request aid from others to meet your needs.
As you continue to regain feelings of control, remember that you are not alone!
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