The road to recovery is teeming with obstacles and challenges that also serve as an opportunity for growth. Have you gained resilience and mental toughness during your stroke recovery? Are you a wellness warrior who has harnessed the power of self-acceptance? Here are 7 signs that you’re doing it right.
1. You’re Not Afraid to Ask for Help Anymore
You no longer hesitate to ask your doctor a thousand questions, and you also don’t hesitate to ask your friends and family for help when you need it. You know that it’s not a sign of weakness, but actually a sign of strength.
2. You Know That Setbacks and Failure Are Part of the Process
Everyone has bad days, and rehab is no exception. Most days we take a step forward and some days we fall short. And that’s okay, because it all adds up to progress in the long run.
3. You Know Who You Are
Relying on others to complete everyday tasks no longer diminishes your self-worth because you’re not defined by what you can or can’t do – you’re defined by who you are!
4. You Can Celebrate the Success of Others
You purposely celebrate each of your successes during rehab and it empowers you to feel genuinely happy for others when they experience success, too.
5. You Don’t Complain (Most of the Time)
You practice gratitude daily and look at the bright side of things.
6. You Know What Your Goals Are
Goal setting is an important aspect of any stroke rehabilitation program, and keeping a journal of all the successes and failures that you experience is highly beneficial on the road to recovery.
7. You Empower Yourself Daily
Losing steam isn’t an option. You meditate, read inspirational quotes, and get outside almost daily to keep yourself calm and focused.
Whether you’re already there or still have work you need to do, developing mental toughness and resilience will help you make strides in your stroke recovery.
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