Living with cancer impacts your physical and emotional health in many ways. It’s normal to face challenges as you adjust to new lifestyle changes and manage symptoms. Taking steps to look after your mental health, as well as your physical health, is called self-care.
There are many forms of self-care, including diet changes, exercise, sleep and taking time out for yourself.
Self-care also involves seeking support from a healthcare professional if needed. Self-care strategies will help you to:
- Feel less stressed
- Manage the range of emotions
- Adjust to your diagnosis and symptoms
- Be mindful of your needs