We only realize the importance of things once they are gone. Same is the case with health. We take our health for granted. Once it gets deteriorated, we regret the decisions made earlier. Adjusting to life with disability can be a difficult task but it is not impossible. The world has witnessed many personalities who have fought their disabilities and left a positive impact on us. No matter how severe your disability is, control is still under you. Overcoming the challenges seems impossible at some point in life, but it is not. Adjusting emotionally and physically will make your life move on.

Emotional Adjustment

If you can control your mind, you can control everything. The first thing to tackle is adjusting yourself emotionally. Learn about your disability and its possible consequences. Ask yourself questions like:

  • How long will the disability last?
  • What are the direct and indirect ramifications?
  • Are there any emotional and physical support organizations for assistance?
  • Will the treatment permanently cure the disability?
  • What adjustments will you have to make with your regular life routine? How will you manage your work or studies? How will the disability affect your mundane activities?

Answering these questions will give you a clear way ahead and prepare you for the challenge. More mentally stable you will become, faster the chances are of recovery and adjustments. There are some things in life that cannot be changed. Embrace the present and focus on the future. Do not let the present depress you. You can take inspiration from speakers like Nick Vujicic who was born without arms and limbs but yet happens to be one of the best motivational speakers in the world. A positive mindset can do miracles. All you have to do is believe in yourself and emphasize more on your strengths. Use your positives to create a favorable future.

Find Support and live your life

Once you are mentally prepared to live an impaired life ahead, seek for support when necessary. Do not be embarrassed to ask for help. Consult therapists if they can give you relevant medications. You can even go for animal companions for constant companionship. Group therapies might be of help. You can use suitable mobility scooters to eliminate the movement restrictions. There are many organizations as well offering complete support to disabled people.

Most important part is to live your life. Live your disability. There are numerous examples of disabled people who have outstood in the society. Stick to the things you like. Killing your hobbies and interests is not the solution. In fact it will make your life worse. Continue doing things you love. Further ruining your health will do nothing but worsen your disability. Remain healthy and fit. Maintain a balance diet, meditate and spend your life in a healthy manner. Do not let disability act as a barrier.

Emotional and physical adjustments will make you feel normal. Once you get used to it in a positive manner, the disability will only look like a word.

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11 Comments

  1. Really, for a so-called socialist approach this is a pretty naive article.

    1. Martin Rathfelder says:

      It’s a paid advert

      1. andydoc says:

        I think paid adverts should be moderated and should state they are paid adverts at the outset.

        1. Martin Rathfelder says:

          You can see them marked as adverts if you look at the blog as a whole: https://www.sochealth.co.uk/home/blog/
          This is actually an advert for mobility scooters. There are things we won’t advertise, but I don’t think mobility scooters are objectionable.

          1. andydoc says:

            No, I have one. Badly written articles purporting to undermine the social model of disability however are objectionable.

          2. Martin Rathfelder says:

            It is quite bad. But perhaps the complaints might make the author – and the people who he is working for – think again.

  2. The following you state ‘Once you are mentally prepared to live an impaired life ahead, seek for support when necessary.’

    Try telling a person with a learning disability and autism, this and you may
    well get a blank and rather dark look. after finding most people do not
    offer help to those whom have a learning disability and in fact they
    often have experience of hate crime then help offered.

    Parent carers, whom like myself have after
    54 years experience of many people’s austerity and unkindness to us,
    including the medical professionals whom are ignorant of this disability
    and we get no support from that quarter and they seem to offer support to government cuts to welfare benefits and
    our children and many families suffer great hardship, that we really want to say to you that where your coming from
    means you do not have the faintest idea of what life for persons with this
    disability is all about.

    Also NHS England lead by many professionals, are not doing too good for them too.
    Consider a life locked up:

    http://mencap.msgfocus.com/q/1maSAJZopi1tXc6Wmxuw/wv

    When writing something to keep a person with a disabling conditions spirit up, you really need to learn what it’s been like from birth to have a disability
    that means you have been crushed by society from the very beginning
    then come up with your solution.

    1. Martin Rathfelder says:

      Thank you for your reply. For some people an “impaired life” is the only life they have ever known. And it’s harder for the rest of us to understand what that is like than to understand what it means to lose something.

  3. F.M says:

    Written by someone with absolutely no understanding of disability.

  4. F.M says:

    Why are poorly written articles allowed here?

  5. Martin Rathfelder says:

    Because the authors pay.

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