Keep the Positivity Going
It can be easy to get down sometimes. Thing after thing doesn’t go your way, and you start to feel like you may not ever succeed.
The great thing about our work is that while we help our patients gain back functionality and live better lives, they often teach us so much more about dealing with hardships, overcoming adversity and persisting with a positive attitude. The mental side of living with an amputation or physical disability is just as important as the physical side.
While the month of August isn’t known for having holidays, there are a few weekly celebrations that we would like to point out:
- Week 1, 8/2-8/8, National Simplify Your Life Week: We often complicate our lives by extending ourselves too thin. Prioritize your goals to hone in on one or two things you want to accomplish.
- Week 2, 8/9-8/15, National Smile Week: Smiling more has been linked to being a more positive person, so don’t be shy about showing those pearly whites!
- Week 3, 8/16-8/22, Friendship Week: Friends are a great source of motivation, support and inspiration. Don’t be afraid to lean on them, and try to get in touch with as many of your friends as you can.
- Week 4, 8/23-8/29, Be Kind to Humankind Week: Being outwardly kind to others has also shown to increase overall positivity and satisfaction with life.
So try to stay positive this month. It’s easier than you think! Continue Reading »