After I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and was experiencing debilitating panic attacks, dizziness, brain fog, and the overall fear of what this all meant for my future, I knew I had to choose some different approaches to my life.
I have a tendency of being extremely hard on myself, pushing myself to [non-existent] perfection. No doubt this had a massive part to play in the most frightening flare-up I’ve ever had.
Because an autoimmune condition isn’t just physical. Our mindset, stress levels, and emotional health can impact both the illness itself and our experience within it.
So I took stock, made some decisive changes, and found that after just a couple months of consistency in these 10 areas, I stopped having panic attacks. I could feel my overall anxiety waning, my brain fog started clearing up, and I even felt joy to be in my body–something I had never achieved by high-intensity-training myself into the ground.
So whether you’re new to the autoimmune world (welcome, friend!), or you’re just looking for new ways to care for yourself, give some of these an honest try. You could even set a 30-day goal, and note how you feel as each day passes!Read More