For those who need medical oxygen to breath, living with this can seem a challenge. There are a few steps you can take so you embrace each day and change your mindset.

  1. Educate Yourself

Get to understand your condition and immerse into other communities and people around you that can help with understanding triggers and other treatment options. Being informed will help you make decisions about your health.

  1. Build a Strong Support System

Always have your friends and family and any one else such as a mentor, medical expert around you. Their help, understanding and advice will allow a safer and more guided sense of security.

  1. Prioritise Self-Care

Wellbeing is extremely important for you. Do what your body tells you and don’t over exert yourself. Have a balanced diet, regular exercise and always get enough sleep for overall good health.

  1. Effective Communication

Clear communication is key, whether it’s with your healthcare provider, your loved ones, or your workplace. Keep your healthcare provider updated about your condition’s progress and any changes in symptoms. Communicate openly with your loved ones about your needs and limitations, so they can offer appropriate support.

  1. Set Realistic Goals

Set goals for your dreams – this may be travel and take steps to motivate youself and move forward. You can still achieve these and with your support network cheering you on, you will fulfill your dreams.

Remember that you’re not defined by your condition; you’re defined by your strength and the way you choose to embrace life.