Managing Meniere’s Disease: An Environment for Healing

There are all kinds of actions that we can take to help us heal.  We are already aware of them and know of their benefits but just don’t do them (or worse, think we are doing them but really aren’t.)   My job today is to get you to make that leap from knowing to doing.

In order to get better, you need to be living in a uplifting environment, free of stress. Yeah, I know, that is nearly impossible for most of us but there are indeed actions we can take to improve our situations:

  1. Take a vacation.  Sometimes this is tough because of the worries of travelling while suffering from Meniere’s keep us grounded in our own city, our own home, and often our own bed.  Get out!  Get out in nature–which is always healing.  Go visit a friend or relative that will uplift you.  It will be worth it.  Go to a spa in Arizona.  Go horseback riding in Andalucia.  Go visit Elvis in Graceland. It doesn’t matter where you go just go.  Go somewhere you can get away from your troubles.  Visit someone or go someplace that energizes you.
  2. Engage in activities you enjoy.  This day and age, we are all in the mode of “just surviving.”  We go to work.  We drive our kids to their lacrosse game or tuba lessons. We volunteer our time over at the elementary school.  We shovel the snow off our elderly neighbor’s sidewalk.  This is all well and good but sometimes we have to do something that brings us some enjoyment and satisfaction. Is there something that you have always wanted to try?  Is there something enjoyable that you used to do years ago, but have not engaged in for a while? Well folks, today is the day to do it again. If you don’t have a old hobby you can return to then maybe it is time to consider a new one.  See this list of hobbies to give you an idea of something new to pursue.
  3. Spend time with good friends.  Hopefully you know the difference between a good friend and everyone else.  Identify those friends that make you feel good after spending time with them and then go and spend time with them.  If you don’t have such friends, make some. It has been proven time and again that a positive social network can be a key element to your happiness.  Build up that network.
  4. Seek out the positive.  Shun the negative.  I wrote about the power of our thoughts in getting healed.  It is so important.  Eliminate those things from your life that bring you down: the radio talks shows, the newspaper, television shows, the people who drain you.  Replace those items with their positive counterpart.
  5. Spend time doing things that make you laugh.  Laughter truly is positive medicine.  In his book, “Anatomy of an Illness,” Norman Cousins tells the story of begin diagnosed with a serious illness.  His health had deteriorated to a very poor condition when he goes on a diet of films featuring the three stooges.  Humor helps him recover from a believed incurable disease.  An incurable disease?  Does that sound familiar?

So, what are you waiting for, pick something from the list and go do it.

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