New Year’s Resolutions for Mesothelioma Patients

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It has become a tradition to think about resolutions as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. This tradition dates back to the ancient Babylonians who, over 4000 years ago, began the practice of celebrating New Year and making promises to their royals. Those promises have evolved into resolutions, a habit that has been adopted by many as they celebrate the new year.

Some people want to stick to a gym routine, others want to eat a healthier diet. For some, New Year’s resolutions are about being more diligent about how they spend money or maybe even pursuing a new career opportunity. For individuals facing mesothelioma, New Year can be a good time to set goals for a year that may look very different from others.

A mesothelioma diagnosis can impact a patient’s life in many ways. Treatment for mesothelioma can also touch the lives of patients in a way that is unfamiliar to them. Creating New Year’s resolutions can help mesothelioma patients remain positive during difficult times. Some New Year’s resolutions mesothelioma patients may consider:

Staying Active


People across the globe commit to becoming more active as a common New Year’s Resolution. This is a great trend for mesothelioma patients to join as well. Exercise can help patients remain healthy in body and mind. While a mesothelioma diagnosis may mean you aren’t able to exercise in the ways you are used to, there are lots of ways to stay active without overdoing it. Breathing exercises, stretching, and yoga are some good low impact options.

Eating Healthy

Eat Healthy

Another common New Year’s resolution, eating a healthy diet can help mesothelioma patients remain strong during treatment. Fueling your body with healthy and nutritious food is important to help keep weight on and to help your immune system. A balanced diet includes lots of fruits, veggies, and protein.

Spend Time with Loved Ones

Loved Ones

Committing to spending time with those you love is a great way to raise spirits during a difficult time. Reminiscing on good times and making plans to stay motivated in your recovery is a great goal to adhere to in the New Year.

Remain Positive

Think Positive

Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can bring a lot of emotions to a patient. While you should take the time to work through any negative emotions you may be feeling, remaining positive is so important in your mesothelioma journey. Looking at the New Year from a positive standpoint will help you navigate your illness with a positive mental health which will directly relate to your physical health.

Seek Legal Help


If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the legal process may seem daunting. Let the New Year be an opportunity to get your questions answered and pursue a legal case if you are entitled to do so. Serling & Abramson, P.C. are committed to helping patients and their families whose world has been changed by a mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis. Case evaluations are always free and welcome.

Serling & Abramson, P.C. wish a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year to all.