Continue to Question How You Spend Your Time and Money
After breast cancer treatment there is a healthy questioning of how you previously spent your time and money. You may not place the same value on material possessions like your home, car, and clothing when you feel that your health is at risk. You may find yourself spending less on discretionary items and more on the necessities of life. After breast cancer treatment you may find more time to relax because you value your time more and don't want to waste it. It is healthy to question everything you do and why, as long as it helps you to sort out what is important to you as it will give clarity to your choices. A decision to either get a new car or take a trip will be determined by what is now important to you, according to how your values may be shifted. Before you had breast cancer, the car might seem more important, but now, after cancer, traveling with the people you care about may override buying a car. Often, people put off the very things that will bring enjoyment in life, but once they survive a life-threatening illness, it becomes important to make those choices.
Questioning and evaluating how you spend your time and your money helps you to stay focused in all your activities, both personally and professionally. You take nothing for granted, every possession you have and time given to you is a gift that is to be cherished. You wonder how other people go through life not knowing what you know — the preciousness of life and the gift of yourself that can be given to others.