If you’re supporting a family member or friend through breast cancer treatment, you may feel overwhelmed. It’s normal. You’re taking on a new role and change can be tough. As a caregiver, it is very common to feel confused and stressed during this time.


While it’s important to take care of your loved one, it’s just as important to take care of your own well-being. Take the time to recharge your mind, body and spirit – this will give you the strength you need to support your loved one.


Tips to keep your mind and body healthy:


  • Get enough sleep.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Stay active (aim for 30 minutes of exercise at least three times a week).

  • Do something for yourself on a regular basis that doesn’t involve caregiving and is something you enjoy. You shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time to yourself.

  • Find ways to relax like meditation, yoga or listening to music.


Talking to other people who are going through a similar experience can also help you. Consider joining a support group or speak to a counsellor, social worker, psychologist or other mental health professional who can give you the support you need.


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