Hey there, life champs!
Let's dive into a topic that hits close to home this week: handling social situations when your immune system is in the driver's seat.
Protecting your compromised immune system might mean rescheduling that big family feast. It's more than just FOMO; it's honoring your human need for connection. So, how do we navigate this delicate dance of social distancing without missing those special moments? Here are a few of my trusted strategies:
Set Your Intention: Remember, this is an act of self-love and self-care. Your body deserves your full attention. Recognize that safeguarding yourself is not a fabrication; it's a very real need. Don't doubt your instincts, and don't let anyone else do so either. Take the time to put your thoughts and emotions about isolation into words - your feelings are valid, and you have every right to acknowledge them.
Share Your Needs: Have an open heart-to-heart with your nearest and dearest. Thank them for their invites, but let them know that this year, your immune system is taking the spotlight. True friends and fam will totally get it and be super supportive. Give them some specific ways they can be your rock, even from a distance.
Virtual Thanksgiving Bash: Let's hear it for tech! While we might be a bit over it from the COVID days, it's been a lifesaver for keeping connections alive when being there in person isn't an option. Set a specific time to connect with your faves online!
Craft Your Cozy Thanksgiving Nook: Turn your space into a cocoon of comfort. Get those candles glowing, let some chill tunes play, and savor your all-time fave dishes. Find ways of connecting with yourself through gratitude.
Remember, this Thanksgiving is just one chapter in your incredible story. You're not defined by circumstances, but by how you rise above them. By first acknowledging your feelings and embracing this solo dance, you're acing Thanksgiving and handling cancer like a boss!
Sending a cornucopia of love and strength,