As you may have seen, My Body, My Mind, My Say hosted a Facebook Live on our Living Like You Facebook page at the end of 2016, highlighting the many ways that MS can affect emotions. This event allowed our two experts, Yolanda Higueras, a neuropsychologist from Spain, and Rosemarie Wilson, a life coach from the UK living with MS, to address your questions about MS and mood in real time.
As many of you know, MS can sometimes prove difficult not only for those that have been diagnosed, but also for the support network of friends and families helping out along the way. Because it can be a challenge to know how others can help, our experts are sharing their tried and true methods for providing beneficial support to those in your circle living with MS.
Why Worry About What Hasn’t Happened Yet?
When it comes to living with MS, many people report feeling worried about the future and what it means for them. According to Rosemarie, the “first thing is to ask yourself: what does worry do for you? What is in our control now?” She continues on reminding our community to “do what’s in your power to make what’s important to you happen. Reject the idea of giving energy to things that aren’t important to you.” At the end of the day, you can only control your own actions so why waste your precious time and energy on worrying about what you can’t change. Stay positive and always remember that our community is here for you!