During Treatment

Distracting Yourself From Cancer

Posted by Sara Liyanage on 10 February 2023

A woman

Distract yourself during your cancer treatment. This is important. Very important.

So we have compiled a list of suggestions.

  • Exercise
  • Invite people to visit for a cup of tea
  • Seeing friends and family
  • Crafts, knitting, sewing
  • Write a poem
  • Write a novel
  • Write a journal
  • Keep a gratitude list
  • Sort out your photos
  • Learn something new (a language, musical instrument)
  • Cooking and baking
  • Gardening
  • Plan home redecorations
  • Plan a holiday
  • Start a blog
  • Pinterest
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Podcasts
  • Audio books
  • Reading
  • Films
  • Sort out some cupboards
  • Clean things
  • Sort out things
  • Painting
  • Singing
  • Binge-watching a TV series
  • Mindfulness colouring books


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