Resolutions of a Healthy Survivor

I consider myself a Healthy Survivor. Yet I know I can do better in being my best self and living my best life. My New Year's resolutions provide a jump start to my efforts to get good care and live as fully as possible.

  1. Report symptoms in a timely and candid manner, even if thoughts and feelings tempt me to delay or deny a concern.
  2. Take steps to build resilience, such as getting adequate rest and exercise, using encouraging self-talk, and balancing realistic expectations with realistic hopes.
  3. Let go of past mistakes and missed opportunities (after reflecting on how to avoid repeating the same mistakes).
  4. Choose healing hope--hope that helps me take proper action and helps me wait when there's nothing more I can do.
  5. Notice others' kindness and express gratitude for it.
  6. Find small ways to celebrate every day.

The number "18" is symbolic of "living" and good luck. Happy 2018, everyone! 

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