When my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, he was devastated.
He was told he would never live, and would be gone in a few years.
But his battle with the disease meant that my life was a struggle to keep up.
It also meant I was juggling a busy job, travelling from one country to the next, juggling my family, my work and my medical condition.
For the past 12 years, I have been fighting this battle myself.
As a father of three, I am often asked about how I have managed to manage to get through it.
I am a dad of two, a dad who has struggled with a child’s illness, a father who has been on a journey to help people, a man who has experienced the trials and tribulations of battling cancer, a son and a husband who is also fighting the disease.
The question that is always asked is, “how do you manage to be your best self?”
How do you keep your head above water when the tides turn and the waves come in, when you have to keep fighting, when the doctors tell you to go?
As a dad, my answer to this question is simple: I try to do my best.
This is why I am here to share with you a series of tips for getting through this challenge.
Learn to control your emotions 2.
Learn how to manage stress and anxiety, and learn to be more confident in your own thoughts 3.
Take a breath and enjoy yourself, as you will get better with time 4.
Take time to rest 5.
Recognise that the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep working, because this will make you better.
Focus on what you want to achieve and not worry about the small things that may make you feel bad 7.
Learn about the different types of cancer, as well as the different stages of the disease, and then do the research on the different treatments available 8.
Have a positive outlook and learn from the trials of others 9.
Don’t worry about what others think or say 10.
Listen to your gut and be kind to yourself 11.
Understand the fact that the worst thing you will ever do for someone else is hurt them 12.
Understand that the only way to make your dreams come true is to be there for them 13.
Know that you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain 14.
Accept that it will take time and determination, and that you will have to get to know yourself, get used to living with the pain, get to the bottom of things, and get back to work.
This may take a little while, but it will happen.
What I have learnt as a father is that I need to have a positive mindset and a positive attitude.
I need a positive voice, and a supportive family.
The world is changing, and people are going through all kinds of challenges.
It is not good news to be caught in a cycle of grief, suffering and depression.
It takes time and courage to get past these challenges.
What do you have going on in your life that makes you feel anxious, stressed, and stressed out?
Are you a parent or a husband?
Or a father?
Or an athlete?
I have seen so many dads who have struggled to balance the pressures of work and the responsibilities of their family.
And while some might say it is their job to look after their children, they do not have the time or inclination to do so.
What can you do to change this?
I believe the key is to take control of your emotions, and make a conscious decision to be yourself.
Do you have a job, a job that requires you to do something?
Then you have an issue.
Have you had enough work done and your family is ready to take you off your job?
Then your job is just a job.
You need to accept that you need to do your best, and take the time to do it right.
If you are not doing your best then you have more work to do.
You do not need to feel bad about yourself, and you do not owe your partner to give you time to relax and relax.
Take the time, be yourself, listen to your own inner voice, be honest, and do the best you can.
These are some of the best tips I have come across in my work with people with cancer, and they will help you stay healthy and happy while you struggle to cope with the challenges.