Because I’ve suffered a chronic illness called dystonia for many years, I’m all too familiar with how difficult the holidays can be for someone with a chronic condition. For that reason, I’m providing four tips for managing your health during the holiday season.
One of the biggest struggles in dealing with chronic health issues is finding ways to relax. As a person with dystonia, I’m always looking for solutions to this problem. Among the habits I find most helpful is reading books. In fact, I know of many health benefits of reading.
Life can often throw you a curveball, which can lead to feeling overwhelmed. That feeling is normal. Believe me when I tell you that your life can turn on a dime. These things require you to develop coping strategies. This leads me to the concept of the five stages of grief.
You’ve heard it before on airplanes. In the event the cabin loses pressure, do not assist others before putting on your own oxygen mask. This advice can be applied to everyday life.