4 Ways To Keep Your Stress in Check During the Holidays

4 Ways To Keep Your Stress in Check During the Holidays

Living the #ChronicLife is a 24/7/365 job.

Unfortunately, our conditions don’t take a break during the holiday season.

So how do I help manage my psoriatic arthritis during the holidays? Here are 4 resources for you!

 

1. 10 Tips For Keeping Your Stress In Check

Here are 10 tips for managing stress and keeping our symptoms in check this holiday season that I recently put together for HealthCentral.

Keep Your Stress in Check During the Holidays

Living the #ChronicLife is a 24/7/365 job. Unfortunately, our conditions don’t take a break during the holiday season. Here are 10 tips for managing stress and keeping our symptoms in check this holiday season.

2. Tis The Season: 13 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays Without Getting Stressed Out!

Don’t forget about this post that I wrote for my friend Ross’s blog 2 years back! Still VERY applicable!

Tis The Season: 13 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays Without Getting Stressed Out!

3. Think ahead and plan your meals.

Living with chronic conditions usually means that we must be picky about the food we’re eating. (And if you’re not, you probably should be. BUT, you can wait until the new year to tackle that monster!) Last year I put together 101+ recipe Holiday guide. What will you make this year?

This year my diet has changed even more! January 2016 I cut out Poultry and in April 2016 I cut out fish. Since then, I’ve only been eating fruits, veggies and nuts and seeds. I plan on incorporating seafood back into my diet at the beginning of the new year. For thanksgiving, I made tons of sides, cut out the ghee and used coconut oil or EVOO and used flax-seed “eggs” in my stuffing recipe. I can’t lie, I enjoyed every bite tremendously!

Ask Juls: Holiday Recipe Edition

 

4. Keep calm and listen to Christmas music.

Music is SO healing to me. I truly think music is medicine for my soul. Here’s a playlist that I use during the holidays to help calm me down and get me smiling 🙂 They’re not in any specific order, so hit shuffle and click play!

#ChronicLife Christmas Playlist, a playlist by Julie Cerrone on Spotify

Keep calm and listen to Christmas music. Music is SO healing to me. I truly think music is medicine for my soul. Here's a playlist that I use during the holidays to help calm me down and get me smiling.

And in addition to listening to your favorite tunes, check out awesome Christmas videos like this one! (Disclaimer: This is from 7 years ago. Which is sad, because it was ONLY 7 years ago)

 

What tips do you have for managing your stress during the holidays? Make sure to comment below!

Wishing You A Pain Free Day!

Julie Cerrone | Spoonie, Autoimmune Warrior, Certified Holistic Health Coach, DoTerra Wellness Advocate, 200 RYT Trainee, Reiki 1, Nutrition Geek, ePatient Advocate, IT Consultant, Pittsburgh Based Practitioner Living the Chronic Life