Coping with a terminal illness can be extremely tough, tiring and painful, which is why we at want to help in any way we can to improve your experience during this hard time.

That’s why we’ve listed a number of steps to follow to help you stay as positive as possible, improve your wellbeing and aid you to lessen the factors that are having a negative impact on your happiness.

Talk out your worries

There’s no point in sugar coating it, having a terminal illness is a scary experience to go through. So, make sure you don’t go through it alone. People around you, from your friends and family to the nurses/doctors you deal with on a regular basis, are going to understand why you are apprehensive, worried or stressed, since the severity of any terminal illness isn’t something easy to cope with.

A problem halved is a problem solved, so reach out to your inner circle, or even patients at the hospital who are suffering with a terminal illness similar to yours. It’s okay not to be okay and talking about your worries is going to help you improve each day, as others will shed some light on your difficult situation.

Leave added stress behind

Stress can actually have a really negative impact on your body and, consequently, your health. Since a terminal illness usually means your immune system is low, or non-existent, it’s important to abolish any factors in your life that are going to cause you stress and worsen your health.

If you still work in a stressful job alongside living with your terminal illness, consider the impact this will have on your health if you continue. You should spend the rest of your life enjoying what you can with a terminal illness. So, if work is bringing on anxiety or a friend keeps letting you down when you need them by your side, take a step back and think about if your life would be more positive without it/them.

Make a bucket list

It may seem clichéd, but why not get creative and start writing a bucket list? There’s no harm in writing down everything you’ve ever wanted to do in your lifetime; after all, you’re living each day as it comes and need to enjoy that time. 

Obviously, add realistic activities and goals to your bucket list but equally, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and do things you’d never imagined before. Your life is worth living and there’s nothing like beating your illness by doing things you enjoy and have always wanted to do, or never expected you’d do.

This should not be construed as medical advice and is for informational purposes, only.