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Eczema New Year’s Resolutions List

Happy New Year! I have been writing for for nearly two years and it’s amazing how quickly time flies when you are doing the things that you love. I’m grateful for the community and the people have been able to expand my network with here. I only hope to be able to continue to contribute to the community and conversation around eczema and atopic dermatitis in hopes that it will continue to positively impact people and help them improve their lives, even just to know that there are other people out there who can relate to their experiences.

New Year’s resolutions

So I thought it would be fun to share some inspiration for New Year’s resolutions if you have eczema or atopic dermatitis to help bring hope and encouragement to your healing journey with it here are some of my personal resolutions I keep in mind every new year to help me stay inspired and stay the course of living as healthy a lifestyle as possible.

Don’t strive for perfection

Let go of perfection and the attachment to reaching a final destination, a “perfect” end-all stop. Life is a journey and true happiness lies in appreciating the stops, kindred spirits, and lessons we learn along the way.

Don’t rush the process

Enjoy the process of learning how to take care of yourself. Healing isn’t a process with a predetermined timeline that we need to rush to get over with. It is an everyday practice that we must maintain for the rest of our lives.

Focus on self-care

Self-care, self-nourishment, self-love is a way of life. Learn more about how the body works so that you understand what is happening when you flare-up. I highly recommend reading articles and books about immunity, digestion, dermatology, and the nervous system for this.

It’s okay that other’s can’t fully understand

Sometimes the best person to do the job yourself. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be able to fully understand what you’re going through or to be able to empathize or sympathize with your situation, so for some people they might currently be in a situation where they have to support themselves emotionally. And that is okay.

Find support online

Find or expand your support system whether in person or online. Aside from this website, I highly recommend other positive eczema and TSW online communities like Instagram and Twitter. Just search the hashtags #eczema, #atopicdermatitis, #TSW, #RedSkinSyndrome and other synonyms like that and you’ll find a plethora of people and groups to connect with.

Take care of yourself

Sometimes we have to become our own parents and our own caretaker. For those who have strong, loving, compassionate and accepting families in their lives, definitely treasure them. And for those of us who don’t, it is okay and a lot more common than you would think to have dysfunctional family members who don’t have the mental or emotional capacity to support someone who’s living in so much pain. And while it might be upsetting at the moment to realize this, we are all only human and if no one else can do the job then we just have to do it ourselves to the best of our ability.

Let eczema make you stronger

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and eczema itself is not fatal, so it will make you the strongest person alive! Keep this in mind when you are feeling defeated.

Stay inspireredholistic health and self-care.

Hope you enjoyed this list! What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2020?

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