Steps to Ease Your Mind with Autoimmune Disease

More than Half of Us with Autoimmune Disease Suffer from Anxiety & Depression

Not only are we up against the challenges of living with an autoimmune disease, inflammation caused by autoimmune disease can exacerbate mental health issues. (Source)

The good news is there are a variety of ways to reduce stress and minimize anxiety and depressive symptoms – as few as 5 minutes a day can make a difference (and can be done anywhere.)

More than One Approach to Mental Health & Well-Being

Since there’s not a one size fits all when it comes to mental health (especially with autoimmune diseases), our community has curated a variety of resources to empower your mental health journey, including

  • Gratitude practices
  • Mindfulness guides
  • Meditation categories – try different types like movement, focused, progressive relaxation and others
  • Community connections

Explore Community Resources to Ease Our Minds & Improve Well-Being

Get Thanking to Boost Your Immune System!

When we practice gratitude, our bodies make immunoglobulins – our natural defense against viruses and bacteria – and our immune systems strengthen along with a host of other health benefits!

Community Insight: 5 minutes in the morning can re-shape our days for the better.

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Learn How to Breathe

Reduce stress and lower anxiety in minutes with your breath.

By adjusting the length of our breath, we can slow our heart rate and lower blood pressure in just a few minutes.

Discover Breathing Techniques

Stop the Stimulus

We’re often overstimulated in our chaotic culture, which can fuel anxiety. Take small steps to quiet some of the noise and ease anxious thoughts:

  • Turn off the radio or podcast when driving
  • Get some fresh air over lunch
  • Switch your phone to airplane mode
  • Drink a cup of plain chamomile tea
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Find Your Calm

  • Improve Sleep Quality
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety
  • Improve Focus
  • Self-Improvement
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Practice Meditation

The benefits of a meditation practice extend far beyond improved mental health and well being.

From increased pain tolerance to better sleep, meditating for as little as 13 minutes a day can improve your well-being.

Explore meditations

Get Social Support

Sadness, depression, and loneliness don’t always hit during 9 to 5 office hours. 7Cups can connect you with someone to talk to 24/7.

Whether you prefer to speak to someone 1-on-1 or you are looking for a support group, this is a valuable resource to have in your mental health arsenal.

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Explore Related Steps to Autoimmune Disease Remission

Better Sleep & Rest

Better sleep is within reach, even if you’re dealing with stress and anxiety. Our free relaxation tools, sleep tracking resources, and natural sleep aids can help you establish healthier sleep patterns and promote improved overall well-being. Try them out today!

Steps to Better Sleep
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Growth & Development

Don’t let your autoimmune disease hold back your development. Our resources offer a range of options to cater to varying energy levels, including podcasts, videos, webinars, and online courses. Let us help you achieve your goals.

Steps to Grow
Physical Activity

Want to reduce inflammation and improve your health? Incorporating physical activity into your daily routine is a great place to start. Explore our website for resources tailored to all mobility levels, including light exercises, stretching, and walking. Start your journey towards remission today.

Steps to Move More

Autoimmune Diseases are dramatically rising with no signs of slowing.

Why? Mounting research shows lifestyle and environmental factors influence these diseases (source). 

Knowing what you must do to live healthily is not a barrier to success. 

It’s how to make those choices consistently that’s the challenging part.

Invigorate embraces an incremental approach to reducing disease activity that’s built on a foundation of realistic lifestyle changes.

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