By: Stan Popovich
Some people who get really sick may get anxious about not getting better. When facing a major illness, the key to remain calm and to be positive. Here are some ways on how to remain optimistic when dealing with an illness.
One way to remain positive is to remind yourself that there are many medicines, nowadays, that can treat a variety of illnesses. In addition, there are also new treatments constantly being discovered that can improve your chances of survival.
Learn to communicate with your doctor and loved ones. You do not have to be alone in dealing with your illness and fears. Talking with others can give you additional insights and options to your current problems.
Take advantage of any assistance that may be around you. There are many self help groups available that a person can use that will help them to cope with their circumstances. These groups are also a great place to learn the skills of managing your fears and worries.
Do not try to do everything at the same time. Some people try to handle all of their anxieties at the same time. When trying to do everything all at once, it becomes harder to find the answers to your problems. If you have a difficult time in finding the answers try talking to a professional who may be able to help you. The key is to be persistent.
Do not dwell on your anxious and fearful thoughts. When a person is anxious and fearful, they tend to dwell on their anxious situation. Do not do this. The best way to manage your anxiety is to focus on positive things that make you feel relaxed and happy. Read some affirmations that will make you feel better or read a good book.
Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never know when the answers you are looking for will come to your doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
Praying works. There are many inspirational magazines and books on how people were helped through the power of prayer. Read some articles to get an idea on how effective prayer can be in your life. Never doubt the power of God. He loves you and he is willing to help you with your problems.
You can pray anywhere you want. You can pray at church or pray when you are at home. It doesn’t matter where you are located. The important thing is that you are sincere in your prayers.
If you still have trouble then seek the services of a counselor or clergyman who can lead you in the right direction. The key is not to lose hope.
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/