It’s normal to have negative thoughts when you’re living with CLL. But negative thoughts can lead to stress, which can take a toll on your well-being. Breathing mindfully is one way to help you find calm in stressful situations.1,2
Remember, it's important to talk to your doctor if stress is getting in the way of your day-to-day life.
- Shanafelt TD, Bowen DA, et al. The Physician-Patient Relationship and Quality of Life: lessons from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Leuk Res. 2009;33(2):263–270.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn. Full Catastrophe Living. New York, NY: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks; 2013.