While December can be a month of excitement, celebration and time spent with family and friends it can also be a very difficult, stressful and conflicting time for many. Taking time to look after yourself amongst the busyness of the season is so important, so why not grab a hot drink, snuggle up warm and read through some of the wellbeing tips from the last month? 

'Time is precious, people are precious, and a good mindset says " don't waste energy stressing over stuff that we just don't have control over but put our energy into getting through each day and enjoying the moment" - coffee time I say. - 

‘I find myself having lots of low days and what gets me through them is knowing that they will pass and there will be better days’ - 

'The best advice I can give is to breath out and get firm control of your head - this is the one thing that you can control. In my case I decided I was going to delegate worry to the doctors and medics (there wasn’t anything I could do in this area other than follow their exact instructions)' - 

'Your main goal is to get a handle on the battle between the ears’ - 

‘Never feel silly with a question as I am sure someone else has asked the same before. Be kind to yourself if you have just had surgery it’s OK to ask for help, let your body heal.’- 

‘Think of nice things while having your radiotherapy- don’t think of cancer at all think of Christmas and all the things I’m sure you still have to do!’-  

(while having treatment) …’I also try visualisation usually lying on a beach with white sand and palm trees sometimes a cocktail… sometimes a lovely roast dinner, think about the ingredients, the smell, the taste... opening presents around a real fire... Just something to send the brain somewhere of my choosing lol - You don't have to be fearless, as the saying goes feel the fear and do it anyway...’ 

'Just remember you are what's important. Take time for yourself.' - 

 ‘I see my journey as a journey through a forest with little houses with kind inhabitants where I may rest awhile before I continue with my journey through the unknown forest. - 

Got a wellbeing tip you'd like to share with the Community? Go ahead and share it with us in the comments section below.
Remember Macmillan’s support Line is there for anyone affected by cancer throughout the Christmas period, so if you need any support you can call 0808 808 00 00 8am-8pm 7 days a week (9am-5pm on the bank holidays and 8am-5pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.)