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Make Your Snow Day Count

By Abby Henry Singh January 29, 2018Pearls of Wisdom Blog

Is snow in the forecast for your neighborhood? This winter has brought with it plenty of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. When your meteorologist predicts snow or ice, be on the safe side and stay home if at all possible. If you’re stuck at home because of winter weather, you don’t have to go stir crazy. Make the best use of your snow day!

Make a warm bowl of soup. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day. Soup can often be made with items you already have in your pantry. Soup can also be a good choice for cancer patients struggling with side effects such as sore mouth or difficulty swallowing. Check out some of PearlPoint’s soup recipes for inspiration.

Do some journaling. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling a lot of different emotions. With all the doctor appointments and treatment days, you may not have had time to process some of these feelings. Use a snow day to reflect and jot down your ideas. You may feel better afterwards! Journaling can even reduce stress and improve mental health.

Catch up with friends and family. If you are snowed in, your friends probably are too. Instead of sitting on your couch bored, call, Skype, or Facetime a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Cancer can often feel isolating so try to make an effort to stay in touch. Just because you can’t go anywhere doesn’t mean you can’t connect!

Pamper your skin. Winter can be harsh and drying on skin. Dry itchy skin is also a side effect of some cancer treatments. Use a snow day to moisturize! Lather your hands and feet in lotion and cover with thick socks and mittens. Choose an unscented lotion or one made for sensitive skin to avoid irritation and strong odors which could trigger nausea.

What is your favorite way to spend a snow day? Let us know in the comments below!

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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