When life throws you a curve ball its difficult to not let it get to you. I get frustrated, stressed, anxious and worried when 4 months on, things are still not back to “normal”. I’m doing everything I can to reduce my risk of Lymphoedema but the one thing I truly struggle with is the stress of having had cancer and how it continues to butt in on my life like an obnoxious party guest.
I feel like my life has been turned around. Some of the changes have been good but a lot of them have been out of my control – forced on me to change my life and how I live it, and I don’t like that one little bit.
I can honestly say I don’t remember the last time I had a stress free weekend or had a full week go by when I haven’t broken down about something. I’ve had a gut full to say the least. I just want to get over it and move on but every time I feel like I’m on top of things and have accepted the way its going to be, something comes hurtling out of the blue and knocks me down and stresses me out.
I know that stress really is something that should be avoided at all costs when it comes to lymphoedema risk reduction but to be honest, that’s easier said than done. I know that meditation for example can help enormously with stress but I’m not very disciplined in that respect and unless its an organised session then I’m probably not going to do it.
I’ve just stumbled across this video by Dr John Douillard. I’ve come to be a bit of a fan of his videos on YouTube so when I found this particular one I thought I would give it a go. It’s a one minute meditation technique. Who knows, it might just work.