Having a disability can be really hard but not the end of your life. There are many ways to accept your circumstance. Am sure you have seen cases and stories of amazing people who conquered and recorded success despite their physical disabilities. Physical disabilities can be a limitation to some extent but does not totally limit what you want to achieve do or become in life.
A classic example are participants of para Olympics. If you watched the 2016 Para Olympics competition, you will be amazed and what people do despite their physical disability. It will no doubt get you thinking if you do not have any physical challenge. They have built and used their disability as their strength and weapon of success.
Another case is young beautiful Alexis Johnson who became paralyzed after she was involved a fatal car accident 16 years ago, just got her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino.
I want to use this to encourage anyone who either was born with a physical disability or through a sickness or accident that you need to look beyond your limitation. Success is about achieving your dreams and purpose in life. Set your mind to look, focus, pray to God for strength, wisdom and guidance.
Here are a few more tips that can help:
1) Organize yourself properly. Keeping your room body, and lifestyle clean and organized can really lower your stress levels and help you be more confident.
2) Exercise often. Get plenty of exercise in any way that you can. If you’re in a wheelchair, then ask your doctor about exercise options for you – there are a lot of them. If you’re not able to partake in exercise, then get all the mental exercise you can.
3) Don’t beat yourself up for it if you’re not nice to everyone. Definitely don’t beat yourself up for it if other people treat you badly. That’s their problem. That’s a measure of how ignorant they are or how petty and cruel.
4) Accept your disability. This is the most difficult part as it can be very discouraging. Accept that you may never walk, hear or see again and that you can still enjoy life.
5) Do your best. You didn’t have a choice about being disabled but how well you live with it is a choice, every day.
6) Seek assistance from the community of other disabled people, especially those who’ve got the same conditions you do. They understand and they’ve been through everything you’re going through now. They may have lists of contact numbers and resources for things you think you can’t afford. They understand and accept the grief that comes with sudden disability and social pressures.