https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCZunn4ML5o If you're living with a chronic illness, it's easy to slip into a malaise and feel sorry for yourself. This isn't a helpful state of mind and it potentially means you're missing out on life. In this video from NewLifeOutlook, Anna Scanlon shares her five tips for living your best life with a chronic illness. MORE: Are firefighters more at risk of developing dementia? Anna's advice is simple and applies to all people living with a chronic illness: look after yourself, play to your strengths, focus on what you can do rather than lamenting the things you can't do anymore, find new hobbies or a job that encompasses the new you, and don't let your illness define who you are. MORE: Nine ways to mange brain fog Alzheimer's News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.