Anger, frustration, sadness. Your breast cancer journey will bring about a slew of emotions. Remaining positive isn’t possible every day—maybe even most days—and that’s okay. These tips can help you muster the strength and courage to carry on, building yourself up when you’re feeling down and overwhelmed by your diagnosis.
it’s not you—it’s cancer
You don’t have to think positive all the time. There’s no proof that having a certain type of attitude or personality reduces the risk of getting or surviving cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
take time to tune out
Pop in your earbuds and listen to your favorite playlist. Music can boost your mood—even if they’re sad songs, says this article in Healthline. Listening to music has also been shown to help breast cancer patients, according to a recent study.
go at your own pace
There’s a lot of information to process and things you’re going to want—and need—to do. But you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. While your experience is unique, there are resources available to help make sense of it all. This article highlights 12 things you can do after a breast cancer diagnosis.