Journaling during cancer is valuable for a number of reasons. It can help you remember things, work through emotional issues concerning your life with breast cancer, and more. Honestly, journaling is one of the most healing activities you can participate in, even though it’s sometimes hard to do.
Journaling forces you to open up and feel the emotions you may have been trying to stifle. Many people who have cancer or are recovering from cancer are also just simply exhausted, and the last thing they want to do is take the time and energy to make sure they’re writing something new every day. But you’ll be so glad you did after you’re done going through this process!
In this short video, Sylvia Soo of CancerFabulous.com shares even more ways writing can be therapeutic in the breast cancer journey. Watch to find out how keeping a journal helped her stay centered after her invasive ductal carcinoma diagnosis.
“It’s me and it’s uncensored,” Soo writes. Now she enjoys looking back at her journal, remembering where she was then, and being totally in awe that it was her who wrote those things.
Learn more in the video below.
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?