Getting Rid of “What If?”
What if you had different biological parents? What if you lived your life differently? You think to yourself that maybe if you didn't drink so much diet soda, or drink alcohol, or eat high fat foods, you wouldn't be dealing with your breast cancer diagnosis right now. What if you had the perfect life and lived in a stress-free world and the environment was clean and eco-friendly, would things be different?
All of this is a waste of your precious energy. It is an exercise in futility to dwell on the whys and what ifs. It is more productive to get on with the here-and-now and by doing so you will be better equipped to face the challenges that lie ahead, both physically and emotionally.
You have so much to deal with in the day-to-day occurrences that come with breast cancer treatment that looking at all the other possible scenarios will only overwhelm you. Taking one day at a time will help you keep on track and focused on the situation at hand.