When it comes to healing and overall health, your mind-body connection plays a larger role than you might think. It’s important to pay attention to your mental health just as much as your physical health as you take on the different challenges along your cancer journey.
Managing your stress is a huge component of battling any difficult diagnosis, and when you find ways to mitigate and overcome your stress, you put yourself in a much better position to fight it off. At times, the onset of stress is truly mind over matter. It’s important to remember that your mindset is something you actually have control of.
For some, it may be easier said than done, so keep reading for some helpful advice that aid you in your journey to achieving that important mind-body connection.
How to encourage a positive mind-body connection
Anyone whose life is touched by cancer in one way or another can benefit from practicing a deeper mind-body connection. The number one thing is to try your best to be consistent with whatever you choose to practice. The more often you do it, the easier it will become to form a habit, and before you know it, you won’t even have to think twice about doing it.
- Practice gratitude: get yourself a dedicated gratitude journal and pick a time to write in it each morning or night. After just a few entries you’ll find yourself shifting your thoughts to positive practices.
- Choose who you spend time with: it’s so important to be picky about how you spend your time and who you spend it with. Try to make sure you aren’t spending time with people who are negative—their energy will have an effect on your mindset whether you notice it right away or not.
- Monitor your self-talk: Whenever you feel discouraged, try to take note of where the negative feelings come from. Being aware of your negative self-talk is the easiest way to work on it.
- Seek advice from a professional: There’s nothing like an experienced, outside perspective to bring you to a healthy, calming and positive space.
No matter what your connection to cancer is, you shouldn’t have to go on this journey without a support system in place.
Hiring a cancer coach
If you or a loved one is going through cancer treatment, you don’t need to face it alone. Cancer coaches have the experience and resources you need to make this time as easy on you as possible. The only thing you need to do is get in touch with the right coach.
At the end of the day, it’s about changing someone’s life in a meaningful way. Cancer patients that hire a coach report being more decisive, inquisitive, and active in their care. Rather than feel hopeless, cancer coaches provide you with a safe space to go during your cancer journey.
Our services are specifically tailored to the needs of each patient, survivor, caregiver, and loved one. Rejuvenate your mind, emotions, and spirit with effective tools and resources that you can easily integrate into your everyday life.
Contact us to get in touch with a certified cancer coach who has personally gone through a life-changing journey of survivorship through meaningful transition, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.