By Genae Girard
Making change in your life after breast cancer treatment can be hard. Changing your exercise routine, nutrition and stress levels are imperative to help you get better. There is a problem that fundamentally exists with making change. Change takes will power, which requires energy. We have a limited amount of will power each day. Therefore, as we use up our energy and become more tired, our will power wanes.
Ever look at that plate of cookies in the office kitchen in the morning and resist that temptation? As the time clicks away during the day, resisting taking that cookie becomes almost impossible. This occurs because as we grow more tired, our energy is expended and the will power lowers.
How do we fight this to help institute change in our lives? We create routines and new habits that help support the change. Habits and routines serve as anchors to support our health that we hold so dear. We have been exposed the to one of the biggest storms we could have ever weathered, cancer. The bigger the storm the more we are inclined to revert back to old habits. Strengthen your routines and habits and you will have more energy available to expend elsewhere.