Hi, I'm Ali!
Like me, you live with a chronic illness or condition. Every day you struggle to get done everything that is on your plate, except you have to do them with the limitations your illness imposes on you. Limitations that most people around you don't have and probably don't understand. In fact, sometimes you feel that because other people can't "see" your chronic illness, that they may think you are just making excuses.
Well, here, at Chronic Illness Warrior Life, you are understood. I am walking right alongside you. And that's why it is so important for us to find real-life tips for our daily life activities. Creative ways to get things done with less stress and leaving us with more energy to enjoy the other parts of life.
Do you feel sometimes that living with a chronic illness is like riding a roller coaster? Some days your condition is managed and you have a positive outlook on life. Then other days, when you are dealing with a "flare" or a medication change that totally throws things out of whack, you find it hard to feel anything other than trapped by your chronic illness. That's why it is important to have a support network and an encouragement toolkit ready and waiting for those times.
You'll here me talk a lot about being a warrior here at Chronic Illness Warrior Life. That's because I believe that waking up everyday to face the world and make the most out of life all the while living with a chronic condition means that we have the heart of a warrior. We accept our challenges and are constantly looking for ways to make our lives better as well as those around us.
To make our lives better, we have to first realize the importance of taking care of ourselves. I know a lot of people hear the term "self-care" and think of manicures and mimosas, but there is so much more to it. We have to use self-care practices to keep ourselves well physically, emotionally, and mentally. Making self-care a priority is key to learning how to thrive, not just survive, with your chronic illness.