DO … Get started early with your holiday preparations and try to relax and take it easy. If you are having guests, remember that they are coming to enjoy the time with a happy, healthy you, not to inspect your home.
DON’T … Devote too much time to cleaning and getting everything spotless. After all, you don’t want to tire yourself to the point that you are wishing your guests would leave early so you can rest.
DO … Begin your Christmas shopping early and gradually wind it down before the crowds hit the stores. you” find a better selection of items and it will spare you the exhaustion that comes with “last minute” rushing. With early shopping, you won’t have to deal with all the people and the pushing and jostling that can be both a physical and mental strain on your body.
DON’T … Insist that your guests indulge themselves excessively as they enjoy your holiday dinner just to prove to you that you’ve prepared an excellent meal. Let them leave the table feeling comfortable and encourage them to take home “leftovers.” Then, as they are enjoying your cooking in their own homes, they will think kindly of you.
DO … Make a “to do” list, and make sure you ask for help in completing these tasks. Enlist the help of each family member, no matter how young or old. With everyone lending a hand, it will help alleviate much of the stress and tension that the holidays usually bring.
DO … Remember to seek care if you feel stress is getting the best of you. A body that is chronically fatigued, overexcited or “stressed out” will not be able to function properly. Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy can help correct any musculoskeletal problems and help your body better adapt to life’s stresses. Better still, get into a program of regular chiropractic care today, before the holidays. that way, your body will be more able to cope with everyday stresses and be ready to meet holiday stress head on.