You know, Karen has written some of the best posts over the years offering up wonderful suggestions. There was another one, Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Pain, in which she suggested that we gives ourselves a G.I.F.T. during the season.
- G - Guilt must go
- I - Importance rules
- F - Family matters
- T - Think ahead
Truly, this is something which we should do for ourselves throughout the year. When living with rheumatoid arthritis or any other chronic illness, what is most important should often be YOU!!
Sometimes it is difficult to make yourself a priority, especially when you are juggling work and family and managing an illness (something which can feel like a full time job). This is something often overlooked, I think, amongst the holiday hubbub. We still have “normal” things to take care of, one of which is our health.
Have you remembered to make yourself priority #1 this year?
Read this post in its entirety:
Making Yourself a Priority During the Holiday Season