In the words of Iyanla Vanzant…. Rather than beating yourself up for what you are not doing, appreciate and celebrate the things you are doing. When you shift your focus away from what you do not want, you can create a vision for what you do. Don’t fight with yourself – focus on what you do, can do, choose to do, are ready to do.
Talk with family and friends.
A daily dose of friendship is great medicine
Engage in daily physical activity.
Regular physical activity relieves mental and physical tension. Physically active adults have lower risk of depression and loss of mental functioning. Physical activity can be a great source of pleasure, too. Try walking, swimming, biking or dancing every day
Accept the things you cannot change.
You can still learn new things, work toward a goal, love and help others
Remember to laugh
Give up the bad habits.
Too much alcohol, cigarettes or caffeine can increase stress. If you smoke, decide to quit now.
Try to “pace” instead of “race.” Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done.
Get enough sleep
Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks. Approach big tasks one step at a time. For example, start by organizing just one part of your life — your car, desk, kitchen, closet, cupboard or drawer.
Practice giving back
Try not to worry
Don’t Forget to Include Exercise in Your Cancer Treatments!
Exercise is an important part of any cancer treatment program. Cancer develops as a result of free radicals forming in the body. Exercise helps to release toxins and free radicals from the body naturally without medications. Cancer treatments can take a toll on the body, so it is important to build a healthy immune system beforehand in order to maintain a successful treatment program. Here are the primary benefits of exercise in cancer patients.
Improve Prognosis With Exercise
After a cancer diagnosis, exercise! It seems counter-intuitive, but you should exercise to keep the blood pumping and the body in the best shape it can be. When all of your body’s systems are operating properly, the toxins can be expelled, and cancer is less likely to grow and spread throughout the body. If the toxins and free radicals are expelled faster, the cancer cells will not have what they need to grow and thrive in your body. Exercise is one of the best defenses that cancer patients can supplement their treatments with.
Fight Cancer Naturally With Exercise
Exercise helps cancer patients fight cancer naturally, in addition to the measures they may take with their doctor. Vitamin C and other natural regimens are effective, but exercise is essential to fighting cancer. Research has shown that people who are physically fit will heal faster. After surgery and tumor removal, faster healing times will be important. This is one of the most difficult things to convince patients to do, but once people exercise, they tend to feel more energetic, positive and even motivated!
Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Recurring Episodes With Exercise
Once you have kicked your cancer into remission, you should continue to exercise to prevent recurring incidents of cancer. Most oncologists recommend 30 minutes daily for five times per week, but this will vary depending upon the patient’s energy level and condition. Whether you are fighting breast cancer or mesothelioma, it is important to talk to your doctor to develop a plan that will work for you.