So your doctor has finally revealed after many tests that you’re actually suffering with kidney disease… and now your whole world has been turned upside down. You honestly have no clue on what this means for you and whether or not your life will ever be the same again.
You begin to have talks with all manner of so called experts out there, but you still feel that you have a hopeless and dim future ahead of you. You really just want to forget all of it and hope that all of this is just some kind of mistake.
But please don’t feel like what you’re going through is something strange because most people that are diagnosed with some sort of illness such as kidney disease will go through the experience known as the Kubler Ross cycle. This is basically where the person in question starts by denying that they have the illness, then getting angry, questioning why it had to be them, then getting depression and finally going on to accepting the condition as part of their new reality.
However it is really important that you’re not like the average person out there, but rather you go past the initial denial stage to having a positive outlook for your future. This will help you remain balanced both emotionally and mentally but more importantly a positive mindset will actually help you get onto the path of good health a lot faster.
The works of people like Bruce Lipton PhD show that the mind has an extremely powerful affect on the body… especially in a physiological way.
When you think sad, negative thoughts then a certain molecules will be produced by your body. Think happy positive thoughts and other molecules will be produced.
Depending on the molecules that are produced it will either have a positive or negative affect on the body.
This is why it’s so important that you keep a positive outlook on your life even when you’re facing your hardest challenges.
You seriously don’t want to be one of those people that keeps bouncing from one emotional state to another. Being happy and positive one moment to sad and depressed the next. This will totally wipe you out both emotionally and physically. Rather if you follow the tips below then you’ll be well on your way to being in a positive state all the time.
1. Throw out all the negative labels you have placed on your self image…
The sad reality of the world we currently live in is that a lot of people like to mentally torture themselves when something goes wrong in their life.
Rather than accepting that something things fail in life, we start to blame ourselves and keep thinking up ways or things we could have done to change the result. But you know what all these negative beliefs will change absolutely nothing and just result in you feeling worse and worse about yourself. So for goodness sake stop doing it!
2. The challenges you’re facing are the best things to happen to you!
There is not a single successful person out there that has actually achieved great success without going through a period of hardship. But instead of allowing the hard times to get him down, he used it to motivate him to move forward and onto the great success they were out to achieve.
Your current challenge with kidney disease is absolutely no different. You in fact have the opportunity to go out there and become healthier than ever before.
There have been people who because of their illness have gone on to really start appreciating life a lot more. Then there are other individuals who have actually started to pay attention to their close family and friends. And of course there are other people who have made various other discoveries about themselves.
What you end up discovering will be totally dependent upon you. But know that if you just dig a little deeper you’re sure to find a blessing that you will enjoy a great deal.
3. Start overcoming your challenges one step at a time…
If you take a look at any great achievement of the past such as the Great Pyramids of Giza you’ll find that it wasn’t done overnight but rather it was the process of putting one brick on top of the another over a long period of time.
But in the modern world we live in, most people just end up giving up because they feel that the challenge ahead of them is super hard or just pretty much impossible.
Well, I just want to say that it isn’t that hard. All you need to do is make sure that you keep your faith and remain committed… do this and you can literally achieve anything you want.
So don’t get overwhelmed, just take it one step at a time and you’ll eventually overcome kidney disease and live a life of amazing health.
4. Start being really grateful for everything in your life…
Being grateful has the really powerful affect of actually allowing you to focus on the things that you do have, instead of on what you don’t have.
A great way to make this a regular part of your day is to start creating a regular habit of gratefulness. Do this by waking up every morning and writing down the things you are really and truly grateful for.
It honestly doesn’t matter what you write down as long as you feel it’s something to be grateful for then just write it down. This will slowly but surely help you feel better and better and when you get here it will feel amazing! Another really effective way to feel better and more positive is to actually start being grateful for the things you don’t have… a good example would be to start being thankful for the good health. This kind of mindset will help you get to your goal of overcoming kidney disease a lot faster.
5. Exercise is something you must start doing on a regular basis…
As I mentioned before the connection between the mind and body is something that you’re not going to be able to separate. A healthy mind results in you getting a healthy body and the reverse is also true… and a great way to develop this is by participating in exercise on a regular basis.
Just imagine for a second a dead individual… and I’m sure that the first image that pops in your mind is that of a stiff, rigid corpse. Yet imagine a healthy and alive person and I’m sure you’ll imagine someone who is full of health and running around! Essentially they will be moving all the time.
Hence why you can say that the sheer act of moving about is that which is associated with a healthy and alive person. The other benefit is that movement results in your body releasing happy hormones which naturally mean you’re going to think clearer and feel better. It’s also a great way to let up any negative energy that may be inside you.
When it comes to exercise I only really have one tip and that is to make sure that you’re always having fun! Forget what the so called experts say, because no matter how good an exercise is, if you’re not enjoying yourself then you’re just going to end up giving up!
So make sure that you’re out there every single day of your life doing whatever you can to try all sorts of different exercises. The more you do this the quicker you’re going to find exactly what you’ll enjoy doing on a daily basis.
So I hope you really enjoyed these 5 simple but super effective tips to help you remain positive despite suffering from kidney disease… and note that if you keep applying them then there’s just no way you’re not going to be able to get amazing results super fast!
Hey guys, I hope this article by Jenny McNally has proven useful. Be sure to check her blog over at kidneydietcure.com where she writes awesome content trying to help people with kidney failure get into the best health of their lives!