It is not easy to be positive. When you are healthy, you have to face so many stress from work, finance, family, etc. that make it so hard to look at the bright side. When you have lung cancer, it will be even harder to expect the best out of things. We are here to help you change your outlook on life with some small tips.
Positive and negative thinking are contagious
You might have found yourself drawn toward positive people. This because positivity and negativity are contagious, and we naturally want to be near positive people. When we asked how people identify a positive or negative person, the answers were almost unanimous: They found the person’s actions, words and the general feelings positive. How we decide if a person is positive or negative is indeed based on our subconscious.
This is the basis of group support. The goal of group support is to bring positivity to patients. Perhaps you can feel better when you hear other people’s story. When we are surrounded by positive people, we subconsciously try to be like those. And by being positive, you become a model for others to lift their mood. So why don’t we affect people around by positive thinking? With a positive attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts good will and success. Moreover, our health is affected in a beneficial way.
Happy people find good in the world
Positive and negative people have different afford to life. When approaching a problem, positive people see it as a learning opportunity and try to get the best out of it. Even with lung cancer, while it’s normal to feel sad and scared about what to come, you should get yourself back up and think about what you have accomplished in life so far. Many lung cancer survivors expressed gratefulness to their family and friends and they think that appreciation was what keep them alive. Think of it this way, you have lung cancer and the prognosis isn’t bright, well, since you have nothing to lose, why not try something new? Think about what you want to accomplish in life and list them out in a bucket list. Have you always been interested in make-up? Learn how to paint your face and become a make-up guru! Have you planned to binge watch Friends for a while? Take your time to indulge! Want to try a new recipe? Go for it!
The key here is to keep thinking about what you want to do, how to do it most of the time. Occupy your mind with happy thoughts so your brain and your body can stay active. Thinking about what make you happy can stimulate your brain to release endorphin, which gives you a generalized feeling of well-being. As a result, you develop a positive attitude.
Laughter is the best medicine. Being positive can change how you approach lung cancer treatment and bring out the best in the treatment. With that said, don’t get yourself too excited or make yourself tired out. You should learn to notice symptoms and complications and contact your doctor should anything happens.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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