Do you ever feel like no one else understands how you are feeling?
It can be hard when cancer treatment ends
How can you expect anyone else to understand when you don't understand yourself?
From that feeling of relief or elation when you finish your hospital treatment, you may feel like you are in freefall, with no one to catch you. And where will you end up?
I assumed when treatment ended I would pick myself up, and go back to my old life. Except I had changed.
Have you ever heard the expression ; No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. Heraclitus
That's how I felt, I was different, not just exhausted, but mentally like someone I didn't recognise.
I was so guilty, surely I should have felt happy now that treatment is over.
One big thing that helped me to get my mojo back was to declutter and detox my life.
Declutter my home - getting rid of anything not beautiful or useful. If feeling lethargic, just sorting out one drawer or cupboard helps me feel more in control, which in turn gives me more energy to tackle more. Again, if it's all too much, start with your bedroom, make that a peaceful sanctuary. Having a beautiful bedroom helps me sleep better, and a photo on my bedside table that makes me smile is so nurturing.
Declutter my emails and phone contacts ; deleting and unsubscribing from lists I don't find useful - so liberating
Detox my commitments - I no longer feel guilty about cancelling anything that I don't want to do - selfish? No, more self preservation.
Detox my diet - Studying nutritional healing and making lots of small changes to my diet has helped my energy levels
Make space for the new, and clear the decks because there are great things coming when we create space for them. Decluttering is the simplest and most powerful strategy to clear your mind. And we need peace and space for healing to take place.
I used this as the first step to build my new life
If you want to be able to move forward with joy and happiness, – then Confidence After Cancer course maybe for you
Thank you for reading, it means a lot to me. Please reach out if I can help you in any way, I'm a good listener