Restore Emotional Well-Being
Dealing with breast cancer can be a very emotional and trying time. And, sometimes, even after treatment is over you might still find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. The emotional effects of experiencing breast cancer often can linger longer than expected and may interfere with your ability to lead a healthy, productive life.
Your emotions can be very powerful and have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. On the one hand, they can empower you to thrive. On the other, they could lead to your downfall. So it is important as you recover from breast cancer that you, and your loved ones, pay attention to your emotional well-being.
Emotional well-being is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in a positive direction. It involves identifying, building upon and operating from your strengths rather than focusing on your problems or weaknesses.
The better you are able to master your emotions, the greater your capacity to enjoy life, cope with your recovery and with any stress you encounter and focus on your priorities. Gaining greater emotional control over your well-being means knowing what your needs are, that they are a priority and that you deserve to have a life in which you feel happy and secure in your recovery. As you achieve emotional well-being, you are able to identify your passion and desires, take positive action and make changes in your life.
Enhancing your emotional well-being as you recover from breast cancer can empower you to:
Ultimately, it yields an emotional freedom that drives your ability to connect with your body, using emotions, feelings, senses and intuition to guide you to live life after breast cancer treatment with an empowered sense of purpose.