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This week I really wanted to focus on how much pressure we put on ourselves during the holiday season. Often we are so concerned with making sure it’s a great time for everyone else, we forget to take care of ourselves first. This is something that is so incredibly important to do at every time of the year, but especially around now. It can be dangerous to run yourself ragged no matter what the weather is like, but when it is cold like this people tend to get sick a little easier and I can tell you from experience that being super sick for the holidays is no fun at all.
It may be difficult, but make sure that you are still getting enough sleep. Between the lights outside and the running list of things that need to be done it can be difficult to turn off those thoughts and that worry long enough to get a full eight hours of rest, but you need to do all you can to accomplish this. After all, all of this worrying won’t matter if you exhaust yourself half way through the month. You need to be able to get through all of these days and you certainly won’t if you aren’t having a good night’s sleep.
Also, make sure that you are still getting up and moving. Nothing is more tempting than staying in bed under some blankets with a warm cup of cocoa and a good book when it is cold and snowing outside, but this isn’t good to do every day that you can. Make sure that you are still getting up and moving around during the winter, otherwise you won’t want to move when you really need to. It also isn’t good to stay still if you have a chronic pain issue. This is especially true in the winter when our joints tend to rebel just a little bit more.
If you are unsure about how to take good care of yourself during the holidays, come into Wirth and we can have a chat. Sometimes the holidays overtake us and we can’t think straight, but we will do all we can to get you back to your normal self so that you can enjoy this time of the year.

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