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May 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses

May 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

How’s everyone coping so far with the COVID-19 pandemic? Hope anxiety levels are not through the roof, and that you’ve found ways to keep yourself occupied (if not, you know, join us in this May linkup 😉 ). There are quite a lot of awareness dates going on this May, so perhaps we can also keep advocating for these causes in our own little ways. I’ve listed them here in case you’d like to use them for writing your May linkup entry. Most importantly, have fun with the writing prompts 🙂

May Awareness Dates:

What It’s All About

It is a monthly get together for anyone with chronic illnesses. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view. All you have to do is write a short excerpt for at least three of the listed prompts, and publish it on your blog. Then click on the blue ‘Add Link’ button below to add your blog entry here. Voilà, you’re now part of the party!

A Few Simple Rules:

  1. Only 1 link per website.
  2. Do comment on at least 2 other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
  3. This linkup starts on the 1st of every month. There will be 5 different prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
  4. Pick at least 3 of the prompts to write about. 5 is best, of course! 😉
  5. We also ask that you share this main link to at least one of your social media outlets within the same month.
  6. Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂

Prompts for the Month

  1. Foreseeing
  2. It’s hard to foresee much on a regular day, and much less so during these pandemic times. Is there something you knew was coming or should have foreseen? How long do you foresee this global situation and lockdown lasting for? Are you foreseeing something happening in terms of career, health, family, friends or your blog?

  3. Panicking
  4. There was and still is a lot of panic going on with the coronavirus situation on a global scale. One small misstep affects billions of lives. Are you or someone you know dealing with panic attacks? What are your reactions to panic buyers? You could also be panicking over something totally unrelated to the coronavirus such as your studies, new health issues, or finances. You could also be finding ways to keep anxiety at bay, or trying to quell the worries of loved ones.

  5. Upbringing
  6. A bit of a mismatch in this month’s prompts, but the word called out to me! Upbringing is everything, as they say; it influences your character, reactions to events, how you perceive, give and receive from the world. What was your upbringing like, and how has it affected you even at your current age? You could also be focussing on giving your own kids (human or otherwise!) a certain kind of upbringing.

  7. Accessing
  8. As can be seen, many things and places have been made more accessible because of COVID-19, things that many disabled and chronic illness people had to fight so hard for before. You can share your thoughts about this, how it can be improved, what’s done right and wrong. You could also be having trouble accessing your regular daily essentials, going to the stores, and more. Have you found ways to work around them, and how has it affected your chronic illness life even more?

  9. Soothing
  10. Finally, are there rituals or routines you use to soothe yourself either on a daily basis, or when you’re in pain or not in the best of moods? With anxiety levels sky high at present worldwide, it is even more important to have some form of distraction, preferably a healthy one. Or you could be soothing someone over a loss, quelling your children’s fears, or reassuring yourself that everything will be okay. Everything will be okay.

You can find the previous linkups on this page, if you needed reference or wanted to read them.

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Carrie Kellenberger
May 15, 2020 14:20

Sheryl, I appreciate you so much! You’re the best. Thank you for all the hard work you do to bring our community together!

Sheryl Chan
May 15, 2020 15:37

And thanks for keeping the community alive, Carrie 🙂 Without participation and people, there is no community no matter what I do 🙂

May 12, 2020 16:40

very good content, loved your article

Anne Sweet
May 3, 2020 17:17

Thank you for hosting Sheryl, I look forward to linking up each month.

Sheryl Chan
May 3, 2020 20:14
Reply to  Anne Sweet

Aww…thank you for sponsoring this month’s widget for the linkup! xxx