Self-management and motivation

Self-managing your rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease (RMD) can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Alongside support from your healthcare professionals, local patient groups and organisations, you can take action to help manage your RMD.

Top tips for self-managing RMDs:

  • Check online to see if there are any self-management courses in your area.
  • Set goals to keep you motivated, for example, attend a yoga class to reduce stress.
  • Create an action plan towards achieving your goal. Ideally this should include: what, when, where and how often.
  • Your healthcare team, patient organisations, and family and friends are there to motivate you and encourage you to achieve your goals.

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