Self management and how can it help you?

2) How do I start self management?

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You have started by using this website. There are lots of sections on My Lungs My Life to give you information, advice and support. Take a closer look at each of the lists on the COPD topics page. You can dip in and out of My Lungs My Life whenever you have a new question or need to know more about any aspect of your COPD.

Being knowledgeable about your COPD helps you to be an equal partner in your care. Lots of sections have useful self management tips where you see the self management logo.

If you have questions which are individual to your health or personal circumstances you should always ask your GP or practice team.

The next step is to think about your health and wellbeing.

  • What you would like to change to improve this?
  • What would you like to achieve?
  • Focus on what is important to you. This can be anything from controlling your breathing better to being able to look after your children or grandchildren. Being able to walk your dog to planning a holiday. Getting help with shopping so you can use your time and energy for other tasks.