Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Avoid Exhaustion During the Holidays

Are you ready for the holiday season?  Is everything shopped, shipped, and wrapped?  Have you decorated, cooked, partied, and cleaned up?  Are you traveled out, partied out, and fatigued-ly down for the count?

WAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIITTT!!!.....Hold on, it’s not January yet.  We’ve only just begun the holidays. So far, we’ve had the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend and Halloween.  Next up, this week, is the American Thanksgiving family/food/football/shopping extravaganza.  Then Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Six weeks of go-go-go, high expectations, exhaustion, shopping, gatherings, more exhaustion, chronic illness, and an apparent no-end to the need to have fun, be merry, and to celebrate with an overabundance of, well, everything 

Did I mention exhaustion?  An excess of that, too, if we’re not careful.

Those of us who live with chronic illness, especially rheumatoid arthritis, know that the holidays can be anything but merry if we are not careful to pace ourselves and be smart along the way.  The best piece of advice I could give is to take care of yourself first and foremost.

Read this post in its entirety:

Living Well with Rheumatoid Arthritis During the Holidays - Avoid Exhaustion and Have More Fun

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