Prep for the holiday season

I believe it is safe to say we all get stressed out in the holiday season. I have learned over the years to help myself not be so stressed during this time of year. I realize we are just now approaching thanksgiving but that’s when the consumers start putting on the deals to get us in the holiday spirit so to speak, there is good Friday sales, cyber Monday and so on.

I find that this is just as stressful because if you have mobility issues it is hard to maneuver around people especially when they are pushing to get certain deals, or you get to the store just to find out the item you went across town for is gone.

So the question is what is a way to make this season less stressful and more enjoyable? I personally shop on amazon and find things I want to buy and have it gift wrapped for my family then have it sent directly to their home. I have also bought things through out the year so I can just wrap it and give it at that time of year. Which ways have you all found that work for you?

Another method I have done is start shopping around august and buy a few things at a time so it is not so financial difficult on myself. I have also heard of people putting money away little amounts at a time and making a Christmas fund so when it rolls around they can shop.

Some ways to help with stress at this time is setting healthy boundaries by saying no, resting, sticking to your routine as best as you can, eating right, exercise and so on. You can find other helpful tips in the following article.

Life can get hectic but try not to let it. This time of year is about spending time with family, friends, enjoying their company and having fun. Do your best to try to not let the stress get to you and have fun!

Happy reading/listening and have a wonderful holiday season!

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

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