Emphysema can be a challenging condition to live with, but I've found several strategies to help cope with it in my daily life. First, I focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating well, exercising, and staying up-to-date with vaccinations. I've also learned the importance of managing stress and practicing relaxation techniques to help with shortness of breath. Additionally, I make sure to take my medications as prescribed and stay in close contact with my healthcare team. Lastly, joining a support group has been very helpful in connecting with others who understand what I'm going through.