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4 Ways Mindfulness Helps Me Live With a Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness brings up a lot of anxiety for me. Daily chores, life responsibilities, and managing my illness takes up most (if not all) of my energy.

If I’m not careful, I can get overwhelmed with the stress and uncertainty over my health and future. Over the past year, I have been in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which is a mindfulness-based practice.

It helps to create psychological flexibility, meaning that you learn to stop struggling with your illness (or other difficult circumstances) while moving towards living your life in a way that is valuable to you.

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