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Distracting activitiesDDistracting activitiesDistracting activitiesEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.2000000000000068.1000000000000228.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Enjoyable activities can help take your mind off the pain you’re feeling and distract you from worries. They can also relieve boredom. </p>
Les activités distrayantesLLes activités distrayantesDistracting activitiesFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Des activités agréables peuvent te faire oublier la douleur que tu ressens et détourner ton esprit de tes inquiétudes. Elles peuvent également dissiper l'ennui.</p>

 

 

 

 

Distracting activities3550.00000000000Distracting activitiesDistracting activitiesDEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.2000000000000068.1000000000000228.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Enjoyable activities can help take your mind off the pain you’re feeling and distract you from worries. They can also relieve boredom. </p><p>Distracting activities can include:</p><ul><li>talking to a friend or a relative on the phone or in person</li><li>playing a video game </li><li>reading a magazine or book </li><li>watching a movie </li><li>baking </li><li>working on a project </li><li>playing a board game or card game</li></ul><h2>Using distraction for real-life situations</h2><p>Let’s think back to the two situations you were introduced to earlier in this section. Using distraction activities, here are some possible solutions.</p><h3>Situation 1</h3><p>You have just received treatment and are beginning to feel some side effects such as nausea.</p><p>Distraction activities:</p><ul><li>Invite friends over to watch a funny TV episode or movie.</li><li>Play with a portable video game.</li></ul><h3>Situation 2</h3><p>You’ve just received medication to help with your pain and are waiting for it to "kick in."</p><p>Distraction activities:</p><ul><li>Create a fun music playlist on your phone or laptop. Try finding songs that are fast-paced or relate to how you feel. This way you can match the beat of the song to the pain you are experiencing or even sing along!</li><li>Get creative! Try painting, beading, drawing, assembling model kits (such as planes or cars), or putting puzzles together.</li></ul><p>Now that you’re a pro at distraction techniques, think of other activities that can be used as distracters.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Distracting_activities_TTC_Cancer.jpg