A good rule of living is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Focusing on the best possible outcome for any circumstances involves maintaining positive expectations. This is especially important if you receive a cancer diagnosis. Cultivate and keep hope that you will beat the disease.
Focusing on positive thoughts can help you through cancer treatment. The time you spend waiting to see what develops is more productive and pleasant when done with a positive attitude. Live in the moment. Practice gratitude. Breathe. Appreciate the small things.
Keep in mind that the people in your life have your best interests at heart. Even if they don’t know exactly what to say or do, or they can’t relate to having cancer, most people want to help you. Look past their potentially awkward words to the sentiments they were meant to express.
Model a positive outlook for others. Although you won’t always feel happy, display a forward-looking attitude whenever possible. Work on being your best self. Let others help you when needed. Spend more time dwelling on what you have than what you don’t.
Having a positive attitude can make your days of fighting cancer better. If you or someone you know is in need of emotional support during their battle with cancer, get in touch with Chix 4 a Cause. Find out more about our Gifts of Love program at chix4acause.org today.