Toolkit for Living Well with Dizziness and Imbalance
Developing a self-management toolkit can help you:
- develop skills to learn to live with your condition
- cope day-to-day
- make informed decisions along with health care professionals and other support services
Be proactive and persistent in your search for treatments and information about what you can do to help yourself. Keep an open mind and remember that what works for someone else may not work for you – and vice versa. Even one small change in the right direction will likely connect to some other treatment or management strategy to keep you moving forward.
How to build your own wellness toolkit
The notion of “surviving or thriving” in relation to a chronic condition, where there are good days and bad days, may require a shift in thinking. However learning how to better cope with chronic dizziness or imbalance can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also improve overall mental health and help bring your symptoms under control.
Helpful strategies to build your own toolkit for living well with dizziness and imbalance include:
- help others understand your dizziness and imbalance
- keeping a health diary
- managing your time
- moving from survive to thrive
- practicing relaxation techniques
- getting a handle on depression
- keeping physically active
- eating well
- improving sleep habits
- addressing vision challenges
- preventing falls
- managing life at home, work and school
- getting out and about
- planning ahead for health emergencies
Page updated August, 2019.