After a particularly bad holiday week, I finally came to realize that not taking care of myself not only hurt me but actually added to the load for everyone else. The best gift I could give to my family around the holidays was the healthiest me I could muster. And that required tearing up the ‘To Do’ list and being realistic. Not easy to do when the carols are playing and the lights are twinkling. The cultural and commercial pressure is pervasive around the holidays.
Eventually I learned to cut myself some holiday slack and let it all go. I picked out a few choice things which I gave myself plenty of time to do. And I gave my family the healthiest ME/CFS sufferer I could manage. Even now, after I am fully recovered, I have eliminated much of the holiday rush. I’ll never go back to the hectic ‘To Do’ list. What have you trimmed from the holiday ‘To Dos’? How do you cope? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,