Lessons learned from Parkinson’s – part 2

  1. Life is constantly changing – enjoy every happy moment, keep going through the difficult times – they won’t last forever.
  2. Know your priorities and values and choose to focus your energy on them.
  3. Let go of all the things which weigh you down, allow yourself to grow, and always move forward, one step at a time.
  4. Surround yourself with positive, encouraging people wherever possible. Learn from every encounter with those people you may find more difficult to be around.
  5. Everyone has challenges in their life. Things are not always as they seem. A little understanding goes a long way. And it goes both ways.
  6. Everyone has gifts and talents. Learn what yours are and use them wisely according to your own values.
  7. We all make mistakes. Apologise, fix them where possible, and learn from them. And then let go.
  8. Learn to listen: to what others are really saying, to your body, to your gut instinct.
  9. Be inspired by others and learn from them. Learn and grow with every new experience. Most importantly, always stay true to yourself.
  10. Be open to unexpected possibilities.

(Note: You can find part 1 of my ‘Lessons learned from Parkinson’s’ at the end of my first blog.)



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This is a really wonderful list – lessons for us all to live by. I find your response to your diagnosis and its impact on your life really inspiring and enjoy your blog posts. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth!


  2. Richard says:

    You’re an inspiration to us all – power to you


  3. John Scotter says:

    What is most wonderful is seeing this list in action in your life. Thanks for being an example to us all.

    Liked by 1 person

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