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How To Cope With Holiday Stress & Depression & Colorectal Cancer

Accept what you can't change.

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Remember there are some things you simply can’t change.  Don’t allow things you have no control over to ruin your holidays. 

Be realistic – this holiday is going to be different.  No matter what stage of cancer you are in, awaiting results, undergoing treatment, and recuperating from therapy can all impact the holiday. 

Fatigue, discomfort, neuropathy, and physical limitations can hinder your traditional holiday tasks.   Think about what matters most, and modify the tasks to meet your needs.  There is no “right way” to celebrate the holidays. 

Don’t dwell on what you can’t do this season.  Make it easy on yourself.  Change your expectations to fit your abilities and enjoy the season with less stress and more energy. 

Accept that real life isn’t like a television holiday special….don’t expect things to be perfect.  Try to laugh at the reality of imperfect moments and go with the flow.

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