Just a reminder that you are strong, resilient, and a survivor.
We aren’t born resilient or with confidence. We have to earn that. We have to create it. That's only possible in difficult circumstances, and during times when we are alone and are forced to adapt and adjust to circumstances outside our control. It isn't fun, but it's essential for change.
Challenge any negative thoughts and stand up for yourself. Your mind tends to believes everything you tell it. So say to yourself... I am strong, resilient, and a survivor.
Azmina Verjee has an ileostomy because of Crohn's disease. She is a patient advocate at Macmillan in the United Kingdom.