Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust.
"If something doesn't seem right, I trust my gut and look for answers." - Member of MyEpilepsyTeam
"When I was first diagnosed, I kept my mouth shut even if my doctor said something incorrect or wrong for my body. I'm learning to trust those feelings - my intuition - and speak up." - Member of MyEpilepsyTeam
Here are some conversations about trust on MyEpilepsyTeam:
• "Thanks to all that supported me and offered prayers so I would make the right decision about my surgery. I believe putting it off is a good idea and also trust the remarks of the 5 members of my neurological team."
• "If I say I can do something, then I can do it! If I say it, believe it! I can't live my life worried someone may be right that I will fail. I will not put life on hold. I know my triggers, and seizures that don't involve one of them are normally from the medication changes. I am the one who had the seizure. You don't want to see it? You don't feel comfortable being around one if it happens? Go away!"
• "For me, trusting myself is key, the doctors aren't having these experiences, the support system around me all worried and drowning me with pity is not helping me, it brought me to a question, "What is this energy really, and how can I utilize it in my life?" I am the only one who can navigate my arena, my power is enough to get through whatever is here, and not just to get through, but to THRIVE! To invite the lesson with resilience and respect."
Was there a moment when you doubted yourself and later realized that your instinct was right? Or an instance when you were glad you trusted yourself? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyEpilepsyTeam.com.