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How To Cope With Holiday Stress & Depression & Colorectal Cancer

Keep your expectations realistic.

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Ease up on yourself.  Cancer can take an emotional toll on a person.  Everyone experiences some kind of sadness when faced with a cancer diagnosis.  Expect that you won’t be joyful all the time.  You are entitled to your emotions. Sharing your emotions with those close to you helps you deal with them.

Be as kind to yourself as you would be to a loved one that was living with cancer.

Expect that the way you celebrate the holidays is likely to change over time as circumstances change. 

It’s okay to pass on traditions that cause you stress and try new traditions.

Expect that relationships that have been rocky won’t be healed just because it is a holiday.  Sometimes the season can add pressure on everyone to be more cheerful. Try to accept family members as they are, and do your best to be patient.

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