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A Positive Attitude (And How to Keep It)

Relieving Stress Can Help A Positive Attitude

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Stess generally accompanies a diagnosis and treatment. In addition to the stress of hearing the diagnosis, don’t be surprised if you have anticipatory stress before treatment starts, or the stress of wondering whether treatment will work, or if a treated disease will return. Feeling stressful can make it difficult to work, pay attention to others, or even eat - much less keep a positive attitude.

People have found the following techniques helpful to relieve stress after a diagnosis:

  • Define your fears. 
    • If you define your fears specifically, you can come up with solutions to each of them. 
    • Solutions help people overcome feeling powerless and overwhelmed by fears.
  • Eat foods that are comfort food for you, even if they're not the healthiest. 
    • Be wise in choosing which comfort foods to eat and how many of them. 
    • Don’t do anything that could a health condition worse.
  • Start doing things to make you feel in control or that help you feel centered. For instance, think of a small project you can start and finish quickly.
  • Keep a “gratitude journal” 

For more information about stress, and techniques for relieving it, see the document in To Learn More.

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