By: Christine Groth
This article is about cope when you have MS
I was fortunate, I grew up in a family of thinkers where there was always a way to solve a problem. Never were any of us kids emotional- well except for my sisters.
Good thinking skills have allowed me to solve my problems with MS and I’ve realized just how important it is for me to just shut off the world and sit down and relax and most of all THINK.
But I’ve learned there are different types of thinking, and that it’s important for me to take time each and every day and think. We are all good at some ways of thinking but need help in others.
Here is an overview of the types of thinking:
The Big Picture: The ability to think beyond our diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and see the big picture.
Focused Thinking: Removing mental clutter (anxiety, depression) and focusing on the situation at hand.
Creative Thinking: The ability to break out of our box (that which is ms) and explore new ideas and options which could help us.
Realistic Thinking: Based on facts and building a solid foundation to build on.
Strategic thinking: The ability to implement plans,a direction, mission, strategy for tomorrow.
Possibility Thinking: The ability to unleash your enthusiasm and hope to what seems impossible situations.
Reflective Thinking: Revisit the past and look with perspective.
Questioning Popular Thinking: Questioning what everyone else is doing, the popular belief.
Shared Thinking: Sharing your thinking with others to produce compounding results.
Unselfish Thinking: The ability to consider others and their journey with multiple sclerosis.
Bottom Line Thinking: The ability to focus on results.
It’s a real mistake to think that there is only one type of thinking. And if you look at the list above you’ll see that many of these types of thinking play a close hand in multiple sclerosis.
Take this time to look at your self, and see what your strengths are and your weaknesses.
Folks, what are your strength’s and weaknesses when thinking about your disease and multiple sclerosis?
Are you a creative thinker looking for solutions? Do you ask others to share in your thinking to produce larger than life results? Or do you get bogged down with mental clutter and have problems thinking beyond that?
Let us know your thoughts. We want to hear from you!
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