My New Year's Resolution Ideas for People With Cerebral Palsy
Look back at the previous year and see what you can improve on or complete. Is there a bad relationship or unhealthy friendship you should end? A bad habit you are ready to drop? Maybe you have things you need to finish but you kept putting it off. Now is the time to tie up any loose ends so you can move on to a new beginning.
Not being able to walk or physically do something gives people the perfect excuse to not exercise. I know because I’ve done it too, but as long as you can move at least one body part, you can exercise. Call your local gyms and YMCA to see if they have any exercise equipment you can use. Perhaps they can order it for you. Join an exercise class and do what you can. We all know having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t exercise. It means you need to adapt your routine to what your medical team recommends and your body can handle. Get reacquainted with physical, occupational, and speech therapies that will improve your life. Therapy might be hard work, but it often pays off. No pain, no gain often applies to exercise and CP.
Get all your medical appointments scheduled and actually go to them. Having cerebral palsy can make going to the doctor feel exhausting. However, putting off serious tests can have very dangerous results.
What are your professional goals? Sometimes disabilities can make us forget we have value to contribute to society. Technology and the Internet has made career goals so much more obtainable. Ignore the fear and do whatever it is you love. Life is too short to waste.
Love more. When I say love more, I’m talking about loving others and yourself. Are you in a relationship that gives to you what you deserve? Are you giving to the relationship what they deserve? Thinking about others, making time and helping others are the ways to happiness.
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