I haven’t had a hospital visit or any kind of set back now in over a year *knocks on wood* but I want to make this entry anyway because it’s true for anyone really.
I am a strong believer that your approach to changes in your life, no matter if positive or negative, is incredibly important as to how you end up living your life.
My Motto is, if you are confronted with a new negative situation you are left with two choices: Adapt to it and/or if you can, change it.
It doesn’t matter why you ended up in this particular situation, if it was an outcome of your own decisions or if it just happened without you influencing anything. You are in a situation you don’t like RIGHT NOW and you have to decide what to do.
The worst thing you can do is pity yourself and complain without really doing anything. You will spend Energy and Focus on something that won’t change or help you in any way. I know that this is easier said then done and sometimes it just feels great to to get it out. However you will be back to the exact same feeling very soon and this cycle will go on and on and on. It may even lead to you feeling much more down and depressed in the end.
My family, friends and specially my boyfriend Henning have been a great backbone for me when I needed it the most and they were the main reason I was able to adapt very quickly to the new situation and also accept it.
There are obviously situations which you might not be actively able to change for all different kind of reasons. In this case it’s important to get to terms with it and make the decision once and for all to just “deal with it!” The sooner you are adopting to a new situation the sooner you will be able to at least try to improve it. The sooner you stop thinking about why the situation happened and why it might be unfair, the sooner you have the energy to enjoy the positive aspects that are still there and focus on what you can improve. If all else fails, it helps to remember that there is most likely someone who has it way worse then you do and that the worse you feel right now the less likely it can get worse. After all there IS sunshine after every lightning storm. It’s just a law of nature.
On a different note: Dealing with hospital food? Completely different topic!