Burnout and stress can both lead to physical and mental ill health, and the one important lesson that I have learnt in recent times is that the one person responsible for your health is YOU!
It's very easy to blame others for stress, anxiety or pressure you are experiencing, but, at the end of the day, you, and you alone are responsible for the decisions you make.
My world was turned upside down in October 2013 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer. It had spread to just one lymph node, but it was was one lymph node too many. It led to a mastectomy and reconstruction, complete lymph node clearance under my right arm, chemotherapy and hormone therapy too.
Prior to my diagnosis life was good, I felt that I had a good life balance, but, I had been through a lot of trauma in the previous few years, and rather than dealing with it, the stresses had built up within my body and they had to come out somewhere.
"I am a great believer in the power of thought, but back then I didn't really pay much attention to the impact my thoughts had on my health and behaviour"
In October 2020 I got a wake up call, I was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary breast cancer. This meant that it had spread beyond the original site, was evident in other parts of my body and incurable. I was completely shocked, how could this have happened to me? After the initial shock, I started to do some research, at the aged of just 48 it wasn't my time, so I decided to take responsibility for myself and took back control.
Within 6 weeks I had shed 2 stone in weight, aches and pains had disappeared, and I felt better than I had done in years - I had so much more energy.
"Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny."
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