It can sometimes be a challenge to look on the bright side when you have a chronic illness, but spending time doing things that make you happy will help keep depression at bay, help you come to terms with your illness better and begin enjoying life again.
To help you feel happier, we’ve put together a list of eight simple things that you can do based on information from livestrong.com.
Plan Something Special
This can be anything from going on a trip somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit to doing something extraordinary like taking a helicopter ride. Having something to look forward to in the near future is a great way to stay positive and be optimistic. The planning and preparations are part of the fun too and provide a welcome distraction.