Self management and how can it help you?

6) Self management tips from people living with COPD

Female therapist laughing with 2 male members of the pulmonary rehabilitation class

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The following quotes are from people like you who are living with COPD. They are talking about self management and what works for them.

  • Try and go to bed each night feeling you’ve achieved something and if you feel you haven’t then promise (to yourself) to do something tomorrow.
  • Don’t get stuck thinking about what you can’t do – remember and celebrate what you CAN do.
  • Having something to look forward to each day gives me impetus. (goal setting)
  • Dreams can become reality – or at least bits of them can! So dream of what you want to do and go for it…..
  • Remember the Tortoise and the Hare story – go canny to win!
  • There is always something you can do – remember wee steps to success.
  • Remember the less you do – the less you want to do!
  • Tiredness can be your body telling you to get up and do something.
  • Doing things with someone helps – you promise to do it – so you stick to the plan as you don’t want to let them down!