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Better Than Before Breast Cancer with The Breast Cancer Recovery Coach

Jan 27, 2023

If you’re anything like the one thousand Americans surveyed by BirchBox in the study below, You need to listen to episode #226 of The Breast Cancer Recovery Coach Podcast. 

This study found that: 

  • Gen Zers are most likely to feel burnt out (73%), followed by Millennials (57%) and Gen Xers (54%), while Boomers and up are less likely to feel burnt out (39%). 
  • Just over one in five (21%) have let guilt get in the way of taking time for themselves. 
  • Single people are more likely to regularly make time for self-care than people who are married or in a relationship (42% vs. 30%). 
  • Nearly half (45%) of city dwellers say that they rarely have time to care for themselves. Fewer people in small towns and rural areas say the same (39%). 

Sadly, I can confidently say that from my experience coaching breast cancer survivors, point number two is often exacerbated when women are caring for themselves after a diagnosis. 

They put so much pressure on themselves to keep things normal, and not be a burden to anyone else. Of course, they’re kidding themselves because no one goes through breast cancer while everything in life stays normal. 

We have to change the way we think about taking time to care for ourselves if we want to create lives that are better than before breast cancer. 

My hope is that this week’s episode will support you in taking time to do nothing, and loving it.