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I’m sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer. It’s normal to feel scared, angry, or sad when dealing with such a difficult situation. However, there are some ways to cope with these emotions and find some hope and optimism. Here are some tips that may help you think more positively during cancer:
- You could try to surround yourself with positive people and positive energy. Seek support from your friends, family, or a support group who can listen to you, encourage you, and even make you laugh. You can also read inspirational books, listen to uplifting music, or watch funny movies to boost your mood.
- As difficult as this may sound, minimise (within reason) the time you spend with negative people. Some people may drain your energy, criticize you, or make you feel guilty – stay clear. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life until you are able to handle it at your own speed with minimum stress. Try to avoid or limit contact with them as much as possible until you’re in a better place.
- Remember, every cancer patient is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. The most important thing is to seek support and encouragement in whatever way you can. Until you’re in a better place, you may need to learn to say no and set boundaries. You have the right to prioritise your own needs and well-being. Don’t feel obligated to do things that you don’t want to do or that may harm you. Say no to requests that you find unreasonable, stressful, or exhausting. That said, sometimes you do need someone to motivate you into doing something, particularly if you unexpectedly find you enjoyed being motivated! If you find this happens, add it to your achievements list as it may motivate yourself to repeat it.
- Start a hobby, there are so many to pick from, so many clubs nowadays. My hobby is blogging 🙂 What’s yours?
- Practice gratitude and mindfulness. Focus on the things that you are grateful for, such as your loved ones, your hobbies, or your achievements. Write them down in a journal or share them with someone. You can also practice mindfulness, which is paying attention to the present moment without judgment. This can help you reduce stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts. If you’re that way inclined, you can try meditation, breathing exercises, or yoga to practice mindfulness.
- If you have the energy and strength, try walking/hiking and I find scenery amplifies the benefits if you can find somewhere special go walk/hike.
- Visualise positive outcomes and affirmations. Imagine yourself overcoming the challenges that you face and achieving your goals. You can also repeat positive statements to yourself, such as “I am strong”, “I am hopeful”, or “I can do this”. These can help you boost your confidence, motivation, and optimism.
- Whatever you do, make time for your wellness! Not making that time could cause you to continue to focus on your illness.
- Join a patient support group. Local groups where you get to meet other people can often be all some people need. You may get some benefit from online groups, but I would advise being careful on selection. Some groups are frighteningly good, but others can be good at frightening.
- Seek professional help if needed. Sometimes, thinking positively may not be enough to cope with the emotional impact of cancer and the fear. You may experience depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues that require professional treatment. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a therapist, counsellor, or psychiatrist who can help you with your mental health. They can provide you with therapy, medication, or other interventions that can improve your mood and well-being. See my 8 tips article to see videos by professionals in this area.
I hope these tips can help you think more positively during cancer. This should hopefully help with coping. Remember that you are not alone, and that there are many resources and people who can support you. I wish you all the best. 💕
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