How to improve the life of somebody living with a disability
Posted On November 28, 2020
If you have a loved one, friend or colleague who is struggling with a disability, you must be feeling like now they need you more than ever. A disability is a real challenge some people got to live with their whole lives. However, the best things about human beings is their ability to adapt. We have a great sense of adaptability. No matter what tragedy strikes our lives even if we are initially shaken by the experience and even express and anger and various negative emotions about the experience with time we learn to adapt and design our lives around the new normal situation.
A disability is no different. Even if your loved one was born with it or had to undergo a disability due to an accident or sudden change of circumstance in life, there is no need to be worried and overwhelmed about it. Even though you may feel a mountain of emotions as of now, take heart in knowing that this too shall pass and you and your loved one will find a way to survive this as well. The best way to defeat challenges in our lives is to embrace them. In order to find victory over the disability you need to first embrace it.
You should be able to find within yourself to accept the situation as it is and help you loved one with the disability to see if from the same perspective. Try to keep his/her life a normal as possible to make sure that you and your loved one are both adopting to the change in a healthy way. Try going out of doors at least once a day. There are so many good outdoor places to see in Melbourne that will help your loved one forget about their disability for a moment and enjoy the beautiful surrounding. It is always better to step outside than being confined to a boxy room 24/7 which can cause harmful impact on your loved one’s mental health as well. Staying outdoors can really help give a mental boost that will keep your loved one happy and content. Maintaining the mental health of someone who is struggling with a physical disability is equally important because in their minds you are maintaining life as normal and happy as you can for them.
Try to make life a lot easier for the person by providing them with the necessary training and equipment that help them with their disability. There are plenty of professional institutes that provide necessary services for people with disabilities to help them live a normal life as much as possible. There are various specialized equipment and trainings that you can provide your loved one with that will make them feel like they have some control over their lives, and they are not totally helpless. Install such equipment at home to ensure that home remains home, for them which means it becomes a place they are comfortable in and can freely be themselves.