Which Lupus Mindset Do You Have?
Lupus is known to be an incurable, potentially life threatening disease.
Although there is no cure for Lupus, we can HEAL from Lupus.
To heal by definition is “to become sound or healthy again.”
The biggest predictor in thriving with Lupus is our mindset around Lupus.
There are three main mindsets Lupus patients tend to have:
This is where the Lupus patient identifies with Lupus so much so that the individual is a “victim” to Lupus.
Victim by definition is “a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.”
A Lupus patient with a victim mindset defends Lupus as the main driving force in her life.
Lupus and its consequences dictate all her decisions and circumstances. There isn’t much effort in making a change for the better.
I realize that Lupus can be detrimental to anyone’s life.
I too lived through its devastations, but I chose to have a REBEL mindset rather than a victim mindset which ultimately allowed me to rise above the challenges.
This is where a patient accepts her new life with Lupus and is very compliant with whatever the Doctor dictates is best.
She lives without asking questions or doing the due diligence to understand and decide what would be the best course of action for herself.
Being complacent means you give your power away to the authoritative figure (the doctors) and mainly look to external sources for guidance or validation.
Those with a complacent mindset fully accept their lives the way they are and have no desire to change them in anyway.
This can be because they don’t know any different or because they are completely ok with the way things are.
This is where we look to live life on our terms.
We refuse to give our power away to others and rather than looking for external validation or guidance, rebels are constantly learning and applying things in their lives to live a better life on their terms.
They realize the responsibility of health is fully their own and commit themselves to do whatever is required to live healthy and thrive.
Rebels use set backs like Lupus as stepping stones to become the best versions of themselves rather than being prey to their circumstances.
They are constantly seeking to challenge the status quo.
Rebels remain strong and steadfast in their endeavor to change their situation always in the direction of improvement.
So which mindset do you have?
We’d love to know your thoughts. Please comment below and see you next week.
About the Author
Dr. Connie has suffered from Lupus for the last 16 years. As a result, she discovered that a holistic minded approach to health was most beneficial for herself in battling Lupus and for her patients, who battle everything from Autoimmune Disease to Weight Loss. Dr. Connie holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Public Health (Nutrition) from the renowned Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions. She is also a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Connie is a Functional Medicine Practitioner (Certification Pending 2017), a Registered RYT-200 Yoga Teacher & School (Yoga Alliance) and Certified Pilates Teacher (Pilates Method Alliance).