On a scale from 1 – 10 on the disappointment scale, having a chronic illness sits at about 148. To overcome it, you’re going to need practical exercises. And my 5-step process to overcome the disappointments of having a chronic illness includes:
- Confronting what you are disappointed about;
- Identifying your values that were compromised;
- Knowing when to forgive yourself;
- Getting out of your own head; and
- Setting realistic expectations.