After receiving your diagnosis and adjusting to your “new normal,” one thing becomes incredibly clear: there will be good days and bad days. Treatment and recovery are not one positive trend line up, with each day a little better than the last. There will be set backs. There will be glorious days when you feel almost back to your old self, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel – followed by days where you can’t get out of bed. When you feel like all you’ve had are bad days followed by worse ones, it is imperative to keep hope alive. One way to feel successful and gain some encouragement is to succeed at something new! Remember that life is a journey, and every single day is an opportunity to try something different and exciting. Here are some things you can try right now!
1. Get creative!
There are tons of awesome and inspiring crafts out there, from blankets that show support, to recycling t-shirts to make matching chemo cap and cup cozy. And of course, plenty of ideas for personalizing that big wine glass I know you have tucked away in your cupboard. The best part about doing something crafty is that you can invite people over to join you, or you can share your creations with friends and family. Plus, it keeps you moving, thinking, and just might take your mind off of everything for a little while. Win win win.