Living life being disabled is no cakewalk. One faces extra hurdles and oddities at every turn. But life does not stop being joyful just because you are disabled. One needs a new perspective in life and find people struggling with the same disabilities. One can share a sense of community with similar people. Continue reading this article to learn useful tips to cope with being disabled.
Grieve: The world seems unfair. You may think, why you? Why did he pick and choose you to suffer such tragedy if there is any God? But if you think about it, you will realize sadness is common to all. Everyone is battling with their personal struggle. Some are fighting poverty while others are dealing with their relationship trouble. But, to be disabled seems like a punishment from God above, especially if you have become disabled after an accident.
- People who are disabled from their very childhood cope with situations differently than those who have lost their functionality in recent times.
- It is okay to feel sad. There will be days when you will feel depressed for not being able to lead a regular life.
Take Care Of Your Health: Disabled people must be extra cautious about their health. They deal with several issues that require medical attention. The situation can be more difficult for older people with varying degrees of disability. Government employees who face accidents and later become disabled may get added benefits from the Government. They mostly rely on retirement disability pension plans to support them in life. A disabled person must go through regular health check-ups to ensure his well-being.
Find Community: All you need to do is find people who are like you and share with them the things you cannot share with the able-bodied people. At times, able-bodied persons do not comprehend how hard it is to live with a disability. Differently-abled people face discrimination in the workplace, and they are often pitied. Therefore, the differently-abled people must find their own tribe to share their experiences without feeling judged by others.
Set Up An Example: Many times, disabled people look for inspiration from others to get over their personal loss and pain. If you can find no one in your community who can be a role model and inspire others to face challenges in life, you can step up and lead. Maybe, it is your life. It’s a calling to be the inspiring role model for thousands of people watching you online. They will know that they are not alone and that disabled people can lead healthy, happy, and long life.
- There are special categories of sports for disabled people. You may participate in such events to show the world your indomitable spirit.
- You can also set up the cameras and start your own YouTube channel to share your stories. You may even start a blog and write about your daily experiences. It will provide you with an opportunity to teach the mass more about the different types of disabilities and more.