You are not alone. Sometimes, it nice to hear that. Even when we have people we love around us, if they’re not truly experiencing that which we are, it can be hard for us to relate to those we usually do. For instance, taking the time to learn more about your tinnitus diagnosis can help you realize that other people do experience this, and they do manage their quality of life with it. This allows you to ensure a solid sense of normal as you care for yourself in the best way, and understand that you’re not so odd after all.
But the title of this post can also be a comforting affirmation to repeat to yourself during the trying times. Most of us are going through those trying times right now. Yet as years of insincere ‘spiritual teachings’ and blog posts have told us, sometimes a kind and encouraging word is not as powerful or as much of a panacea as we would like it to be.
This can make us lose that enthusiasm for positivity. Let us help you restore it:
You Can Find Support
Support is out there. Even those with rare illnesses and diseases find themselves able to access certain charities that are trying to find ways to increase their quality of life and contribute to medical research in this direction. With online help, or medical advice, or finding the communities you wish to be a part of, the more you aim for positivity, the more likely you will be to find it. Never, never, never believe yourself to be a lost cause. You may be stunned at just how much support is out there.
You Can Spread Awareness
You can spread awareness regarding that which you’re going through. This can seem like a somewhat overwhelming duty if you’re not used to it. After all, if you feel vulnerable, you needn’t have to adorn the role of an ambassador for yourself. But contributing to discussion forums online, or gently correcting a friend’s assumption, or simply encouraging someone because you know what they’re going through can be a massive help. This way you become a prism, turning one aspect of light into a multicolored set of positive possibilities. It really can feel that way.
You Are Valuable & Valid
Never, never, never discredit yourself. Sure, you may not have it as bad as someone else. That doesn’t mean your problems are not important. Sure, you may have it worse than another person. That doesn’t mean you’re a lost cause. When we focus on understanding our self-worth, and of the essential need to practice self-care or apply ourselves, even in a limited way, we begin to feel more autonomous and comfortable. You are valuable, and you are valid. Remind yourself of that. It may just help you overcome the difficulties you’re exposed to in the long run, and keep hold of precious hope.
With this advice, we hope you can get through the tougher times. Realize that you are not alone because this is not a nice affirmation, but a fact.