I love the Christmas season and all that goes with it! The celebration of the family being together as well as the smell of baked goods, cooler months, holiday lights, and various festivities. The warmth the season brings is what I love the most; however, crazy to say, the holidays also trigger the most flares for me and others living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Here are ten ways to reduce fibromyalgia holiday flares.Here are ten ways to reduce #fibromyalgia #holiday #flares and enjoy the holidays as best you can. Click To Tweet
Holidays are STRESSFUL
The holidays are supposed to be a time of merriment and cheer as friends and family gather together to celebrate the year. Still riding the high from Thanksgiving thankfulness, we bubble with excitement in the anticipation of the twinkling lights, gift exchanges, and distant travels near and far to be with family. We ring in the new year with hopes of new adventures, unforgettable memories, and everlasting joy.
It all sounds so magical, doesn’t it? It is. To a degree. However, for many of us, the holidays are also SUPER STRESSFUL. With all the family coming and going, holiday events, and constant demands, people living with fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain have an underlying dread as this time of year approaches. Especially when you had a mother-in-law visiting – read about that mess in The Fibromyalgia Magazine article I wrote What NOT to Do When Family Visits for the Holidays.
Fibromyalgia Holiday Flares
There are so many triggers for fibromyalgia holiday flares, but there are ways to reducing these flares and lowering the stress levels in order to enjoy the holidays. My article with these tips can be found over at Mom’s Small Victories (click here).