When your day-to-day activities are tied to managing your symptoms and your treatment, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Below, you’ll find some suggestions for ways to help take better care of yourself.
Taking care of yourself goes beyond treatment
During treatment, it’s possible that you will be tempted to start putting your other needs on the back burner. It’s important that you remain attentive to other areas of your life.
As with any serious disease, it’s important to consider:
Getting enough sleep
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
Talking about your experience with friends and family
Setting aside meditative personal time
Doing something you like every day
Asking for and accepting help
Focusing on what you are able to do more than on what is missing
Connecting with available resources to remind yourself that you are not alone
The type and amount of exercise you do