Having cancer can be a crazy moment for anyone and it sometimes make the brightest personalities feel dark. However, it still not the end of the world. Though the whole world may look like its crumbling down on your head, yet the only sane therapy is to stay positive no matter the negative vibes flowing around.
Below are tips that have helped all cancer patients wade through these dark moments
1. Live One Moment At a Time
While you are at feeling despondent about hearing the news, its still very healthy to stay on top of it by leveling up with positive thoughts.
At the same time, there are many positive moments and little victories, so make sure you also let yourself enjoy those, it adds. Don’t dwell on the treatments, or the fact you have a disease. “Always keep moving forward,” notes the site.
2. Take Inspiration from Survivors
Who better to be a cheerleader for you than those who have fought a battle with cancer, and won? The American Cancer Society has encouraging words from survivors, or perhaps there’s someone you know who has had the experience and can help guide you.
3. Stay in Touch With Friends
Not only can friends be a valuable support network and source of advice, they can also help lift any depression that may settle in while you’re undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, notes CancerCode.org.
It says when you’re feeling down, “socializing with other people may seem like the least inviting prospect imaginable,” but remember they just want to provide company and lend an ear.
4. Use Creative Outlets
Even if you’ve never had an artistic flair, you can use art therapy to help you express how you’re feeling while creating something beautiful. CityofHope.org notes that expressing how you really feel can be difficult for some in a traditional setting, and that art allows you to be candid about your true emotions.
5. Allow Yourself More Rest
Even if you feel like you have to tackle the world, or you’re somehow failing by wanting to sleep more, it’s important to get as much rest as possible while going through treatment
Proper sleep will help keep negative emotions at bay. “One of the leading causes of anxiety is lack of sleep and not feeling rested and alert can lead to poor decisions and negatively affect your mood.
6. Stay Informed About the Process
Having a better understanding of your diagnosis will help give you a clearer picture of what to expect. “The more information you have, the fewer questions you will have. Then you can get to the important business of picturing what you’ll be able to accomplish once the treatment is finished.