Growth takes place at different rates. Let it happen as it should. Breathe through the paths that are bumpy, stormy, dead ends. Pick yourself up, turn yourself around, and move forward—taking time to smell the flowers along the way.
This week, reflect on your growth ... and be gentle with your pace.
To help you reflect, here are three journal questions/prompts from LivingWell counselor, Christine McMinn, LCPC, CT ...
1. What has the experience of personal growth been like for you historically?
2. Growth of any kind is often slow with very little we can do to expedite the process. What is it like for you to sit in a waiting period and allow things to unfold on their own timeline?
3. Has the concept of growth applied to your cancer related experience in any way? (Please note: cancer is not something we need to grow or learn from, nor does it come about because we needed to grow in some way. At the same time, many people find areas where they experience personal growth whether they wanted to or not throughout their experience with a diagnosis, i.e., recognizing inner strength, setting healthy boundaries, etc.)