How can you earn money to reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions?
Even though you cannot have a stress-free life with chronic conditions, you can take steps to reduce stress related to money. Let’s face it, having a chronic condition causes financial hardships, and when your illness affects your income, stress can easily follow.
Having a chronic condition is stressful enough, but when you have multiple chronic conditions, the stress can become overwhelming.
I’m going to briefly discuss that in the following paragraph because getting to know our story will help you better understand the importance of living financially-free life with chronic conditions.
The story of M and I…
My poor wife suffers from endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and CFS. Her primary condition is endometriosis. M has stage IV deep infiltrating endometriosis, which is the worst type of endometriosis.
Endometriosis is an illness characterized by tissue similar to one that lines the inside of the uterus and grows outside of it. This tissue can attach to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or anywhere else in the pelvis. The pain caused by endometriosis is unbearable.
M has been in pain for years and needs to undergo multiple surgeries to remove the endometriosis tissue.
Her secondary condition is fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, fatigue, brain fog, and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia caused my wife to develop chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS for short).
CFS is her tertiary condition, and it is a condition that causes extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest. The fatigue caused by fibromyalgia and CFS can be so severe that M can barely function. And when you add to it debilitating stabbing endometriosis pain, it is easy to understand how stress can quickly take over her life.
All three of these chronic conditions have taken a toll on our lives. The stress of worrying about money has been immense. These chronic conditions took a toll on our marriage, and we nearly got divorced because of it.
We were able to save our marriage, but the stress of money still plagues us.
The good news is that I was able to find a way to reduce the stress related to money, and I want to share it with you today so that you can have a stress-free life with chronic conditions too.
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Chronic Illness for Partners
Can a stress-free life with chronic conditions be possible?
Yes and no… or more accurately, it depends.
It depends on the severity of the condition, the pain level, the symptoms, and the fatigue. You can definitely reduce your stress if you have an understanding partner who is determined to make your life easier, and who is willing to help you with the household chores, cooking, and everything else.
It also depends on having a good support system such as family, friends, or an online community. When you have people to talk to who understand what you’re going through, it makes a world of difference.
Doctors and society in general, however, do not always make it easy. Many times, patients with chronic conditions are told that they have to “suck it up” and “deal with it.”
This is not always the case, but it does happen. When you are in pain, and you feel like you’re not being understood, it can add to the stress. The other side of the coin is that a stress-free life with chronic conditions is possible if you have the right mindset.
It is definitely possible to live a stress-free life with chronic conditions if you are proactive about it. The first step is to accept your conditions and learn to live with them.
This doesn’t mean that you have to like them or that you have to be happy about them, but it does mean that you need to accept them. Once you accept your conditions, you can start to make changes in your life that will help you cope with them.
You may need to change your diet, start an exercise routine, or find ways to relax and de-stress. But even though this is advice that may work, it is what everyone suggests.
After observing my wife for years, she has learned to cope with endometriosis pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome in a way that works for her.
I have seen her go from being bedridden to just managing and realized that to live a relatively normal life, money stress is the biggest part of it. But can you ever reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions if your financial situation improved?
How to reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions?
It’s important to find ways to reduce stress so you can focus on your health and well-being, but there will always be bad days, and there are usually more bad ones than good ones. Financial strain is one of the biggest issues for people with chronic conditions.
The best way to reduce stress is to earn enough money to cover your expenses such as medical appointments, medication, and other treatments.
There are a few ways to do this:
- One way to do this is by having a plan for your finances. This can help you avoid the stress of wondering where the money for your next treatment will come from.
- Another way to reduce stress is by creating a budget. This can help you see where your money is going and where you can cut back.
- And lastly, by earning additional income. This can be from a part-time job, a side hustle, or even investing your money.
But what if you’re not able to work because of your chronic conditions?
- If you’re not able to work you can apply for disability benefits, look into government assistance programs, or get help from family and friends.
- You can ask your boss about the possibility of remote work, or working from home on a full-time basis.
- You can also look into ways to make money such as becoming a freelance writer, or copywriter.
But what if none of the above applies to you? What if you are bed-bound, or unable to leave your house?
The only risk-free way to get out of such situations is to start a blog.
How blogging can help you reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions?
A blogging career is better than any day job because you can work from home at your own pace. You can also take days off when needed, and there is no need to commute.
You are your own boss and aren’t responsible to anyone but yourself, which can help reduce stress.
But the best part about blogging is that it can help you connect with others who have chronic conditions. When you feel alone and isolated, it can be a lifesaver to know that there are others out there who understand what you’re going through.
Blogging can also help you share your story and provide helpful information to others. And lastly, it can help you build a business that can provide financial security so you can stress less about money.
If you want to reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions, blogging is the best way to do it. It’s a career that can provide you with financial security, flexibility, and the opportunity to help others.
There are a few things you need to consider before starting a blog:
- What is your niche?
- What are you passionate about?
- What can you offer your audience that is unique and valuable?
Answering these questions will help you determine what your blog will be about, and how to make money from it. After that, you can get straight to the point and start your blog.
To help you with the very basics of blogging, I give you a quick and easy mini-guide on how to do it. Below, you’ll find important answers to questions that will get you started on the right foot.
How to start a blog in 5 steps:
- Choose your niche.
- Choose a blogging platform.
- Choose a domain name and hosting.
- Design your blog.
- Write compelling content.
Choosing your niche is the first and most important step in starting a blog. You need to choose a topic that you’re passionate about, and that you can write about consistently. Once you’ve chosen your niche, you can move on to the next step.
The next step is to choose a blogging platform. This is where you’ll actually create and design your blog. There are many different platforms to choose from, but some of the most popular ones are WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.
After you’ve chosen your platform, it’s time to choose a domain name and hosting. Your domain name is the address of your blog (for example, www.example.com). And hosting is where your blog will live on the internet.
Once you’ve chosen a domain name and hosting, you can move on to designing your blog. This is where you’ll choose a theme and start customizing the look of your blog. If you’re not sure where to start, there are many tutorials and resources available online.
The last step is to write compelling content. This is what will keep people coming back to your blog, and it’s also how you’ll make money from your blog.
You can monetize your blog in many different ways, such as affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, product reviews, selling digital products, or most commonly, by adding ads to your blog posts.
Now that you know how to start a blog, it’s time to put your plan into action and reach a stress-free life with chronic conditions. Get started today and see the amazing results for yourself.
Conclusion on chronic conditions and worry-free life.
Stress-free life with chronic conditions may never be fully stress-free, however, your life can be better if you take the correct actions. Beating stress comes down to taking action and learning how to manage your stress properly.
The best way to combine chronic conditions and worry-free life is by starting a blog. Blogging can help you share your story, connect with others, and build a blogging business that will provide you with financial security.
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Hi, I’m Lucjan! The reason why I decided to create this blog was my beautiful wife, who experienced a lot of pain in life, but also the lack of information about endometriosis and fibromyalgia for men…