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Maybe you've finished your treatment, or perhaps you're still going through your treatment.
Maybe you're returning to work.
But it is important to find ways to take care of yourself and continue to keep taking care.
There are not right and wrong ways of doing this. You've got to find what works for you in your lifestyle.
However, there are some important principles.
Put yourself first.
Whilst recognizing that we do have responsibilities in life, you shouldn't think it selfish to put yourself first and take care of yourself.
So, ensure that there is a focus and time in your life for you.
Seek and accept support.
Don't be afraid to seek and accept support. Ask for help when you need it; even before you need it. And accept help and support from others.
Replenish your energy.
Acknowledge that it takes time to build up and replenish your energy after treatment. It could take months or even years.
This is to be expected.
So, allow yourself to rest before you need to, and build up your energy gradually.
Create a healthy balance in your life.
Balance the doing in your life: work, family, leisure, exercise; with the being: resting, relaxing, and recharging. And plan this in.
Recognize that life changes can be challenging, but can be for the better.
If you want to make changes in your life, think about what is most important for you.
If you are returning to work, think about your needs as well as those of your employer, and make sure that you only do what you can manage.
Whatever happens, it's important to know that you are not alone. Wherever you are, whatever you are going through, we extend our love and support to you.
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