Resolutions for the New Year could be exciting for everyone, but there are people who are striving for the longevity of their life, including and especially those people suffering from cancer.
The survivors of cancer try for their longevity and their loved ones help them in this struggle. They need to stay motivated and keep their spirits high in order to fight with this extremely difficult disease in which chances of survival are sometimes very low.
Your loved ones have to assume responsibility to keep you motivated through this tough time by making you realize and appreciate your strengths to fight your symptoms. However, the desire to live your life to the fullest is the most important factor in order to generate motivation and to keep spirits high.
Well, this is obviously not as simple as it sounds, especially for ones who have almost lost hope of living their life. Moving their life a little further could seem unachievable for many people and in such a scenario, it becomes almost impossible to think about making New Year’s resolutions.
While this may seem impossible for fighters of cancer, it is actually very important to make resolutions for New Year in order to stay focused and goal oriented. You can make small resolutions and bring big changes in your motivation level to keep up the good fight. Here are a few tips that might help you in this regard.
Take Small Steps
There is no need to overthink about all of your problems and try to figure out one solution to them. Your problems are huge and tackling them all at the same time won’t help. What you need to do is to think about incremental changes in your life in order to bring any positive change.
Small changes include spending some time in listening to quality music and doing light exercise along with it. Light exercise with quality music would bring tremendous change in your mood and would help you elevate your stamina.
Tag Along With Someone
It is easy to lose the commitment to your resolutions if you are unable to meet any of them. In order to keep yourself motivated, tag along with someone who shares similar challenges in life. Both of you can enjoy a healthy meal and/or can work out an exercise plan together.
Doing so will definitely keep you committed towards achieving your resolutions. Your motivation level will also get better when you share your plans with someone and together you work on it as a team.
You Need To Observe Your Habits
Healthy habits are necessary to maintain a high spirit. Do you waste a lot of your time thinking about negative thoughts and scenarios? Or do you have a healthy habit which brings positive change in your mood and helps you stay focused in your purpose and goals? Your answer to these questions will determine how well you are presently living your life.
Our habits influence our quality of life. Healthy habits can bring positive changes in your life and can motivate you to bring more improvement in your life.
A person who does not have any positive habits usually leads a dull life with many frustrations surrounding his day and that’s especially true for cancer survivors. Because of ongoing health issues in their lives, they usually stop engaging in healthy activities and do not want to engage themselves in any habits.
It is now time to change this scenario and make a resolution to engage most of your time in positive habits. Such habits could be something as minute as reading interesting books, eating healthy meals, cleaning your house, or something more project-based like revamping your living room with new decorations.
Invest Your Time In Reading
It really matters what you are reading. Reading broadens your mind and opens new dimensions of your perspectives.
Reading positive stuff like inspirational and motivational stories is very important for cancer survivors to keep themselves motivated and high spirited. It is not necessary that you read the success stories of cancer survivors only.
You can spend a little amount of your day in reading articles that actually make an impact on your life. Some positive material is available on websites as Sparkpeople, Self, and Forbes. If you find something interesting, note it down in some diary, and keep yourself motivated by going through your notes every few days.