6 Tips for Going Out this Holiday Season

 

Going Out This Holiday Season? Make the Most of Holiday Parties…

Leah after Fibromyalgia holiday parties 6 Tips for Going Out this Holiday Season Leah after Fibromyalgia
I admit, I am truly blessed.  I have recovered my health to a degree most people never dream of.  I am now healthier and more vivacious than most “normal” people. Now that I am back among the living, I really want to make up for lost time, I really want to make the most out of my opportunities.

For my 20th high school reunion, I could not attend because I was basically bed-ridden and being over 100 pounds overweight, I was embarrassed about how I looked.  When I was invited to my 30th year high school reunion I was super-excited.  I went all-out: I got a nice dress, and fixed my hair and makeup special.  

At the event I made sure I talked to everyone, took plenty of pictures, and had a spectacular time.  What’s interesting is a lot of folks there did not even know my story, they were just blown away by how healthy I looked.  

I am sharing this accomplishment with you to let you know that anything is possible, even recovering from an “incurable” illness.  

I also hope that you take care of yourself this holiday season. Here are some excellent ideas for getting the most our of holiday parties:

    • Choose to only go to holiday parties and events that bring you joy.
    • Make sure you get plenty of rest on the day of the event.
    • Delegate as much cooking and cleaning as you can if your event is at your house (I really simplified my home so that I could clean it myself in about 30 minutes, thanks to the help of The Mess Mender, Polly Giblin.*)
    • If they are only going to have low-quality, processed food, bring your own or eat before you go.  No one will probably even notice.
    • Careful with all the sweet goodies and alcohol, they can cause flare ups of symptoms.
    • Lastly, remember, you don’t have to attend every “drama” you are invited to.  

What are your tips for surviving and even thriving during the holiday season?  Please share them on the Facebook page

(*Polly Giblin, The Mess Mender, will be one of our speakers in our upcoming FREE event The Healing Fibromyalgia – Chronic Fatigue – ME World Tele-Summit.  Click here  to register to learn more about it!)

This holiday season I wish you all the joy in the world!

Leah

The Fibro Lady

 

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