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Tips For Staying Positive

Living with a chronic condition like dry eye isn't easy. Erica shares how she stays optimistic (https://chronicdryeye.net/living/hidden-blessings).

What tips do you have for others to adopt a positive mindset to make living with dry eye a little easier?

  1. My faith, regular exercise, and remembering to count my blessings all help me maintain a positive mindset. Sharon Moore team member Chronicdryeye.net

    1. I try to stay prepared at all times and make sure I don't run out of drops or go out without them or without my sunglasses. I can stay positive if I know I have the tools to cope. Wendy, Advocate.

      1. Thank you for asking this question. Normally it is easy to focus on the pain. How can we not right? But looking for that silver lining is so important and can help our mental health so much.

        1. I make sure to schedule enough time per day to just spend time by myself. It helps me to stay in tune with myself and my health needs and gives me the opportunity to enrich my mind by engaging in hobbies I enjoy (like reading, writing, knitting, etc). This helps me stay more positive and so I don't feel overwhelmed by the near-constant difficulties of having dry eyes.

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