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Self care tips for people with disabilities

Happy Sunday, loves!

I feel like I am kind of cheating with this post, but this blog by Alex Dacy is TOO good to not share!

Self care looks different for everybody, but here is Alex’s take: https://www.wheelchairrapunzel.com/blog/2019/2/22/12-disability-self-care-tips-for-my-fellow-disabled-babes

Tips that resonate with me:

#5 Drink a smoothie– Yesssss! The amount of physical energy and time it can take for a person with a disability to eat can be exhausting (I know it is for me). For me, drinking a smoothie is perfect for my busy schedule, it’s effortless, and provides me with the strength to get through the day! 💪🏽 Smoothies for the win!

#6 Charge your wheelchair– I’ve forgotten to ask someone to plug my chair in a time or two, and it really put a damper on my day. And what’s even worse is when someone plugs in your chair, but part of the charger isn’t connected. 🤦🏼‍♀️

#7 Clean your BIPAP/CPAP- This is what I rely on for a good nights sleep; I sure as heck don’t want any germs seeping in. Oh, and clean the little sponge filter in your Trilogy every week!

#8 Take a rest from advocating- Something I still need to learn!

#11 Don’t push yourself to the point of fatigue, respect your limits- SO IMPORTANT, y’all!!! Your energy is precious! This is when asking for help (even if you can do it) comes into play. Weigh the energy expenditures to quality of life! And no, I’m NOT lazy!

#13 Look into the mirror, look into your own eyes, and appreciate your body and soul for all it does for you- double yessss! My body is fearfully and wonderfully made and certainly does a lot for me!

As always, thanks for reading, and be sure to check out my girl, Alex, for more self care tips!

Xoxo

Jess

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