The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, between shopping for gifts, taking in the special holiday events, and getting together with friends and family. If you’re planning to host company for the holidays, use our tips to get ready while managing your chronic illness.
#1: Take Care of Yourself
First things first, you’ll want to make sure you’re making time for self-care. That means getting the right amount of sleep, taking prescribed medications, eating well, and exercising as your condition allows. Taking care of your own health will give you the energy to prep for company.
#2: Automate What You Can
Whether it’s making sure you have plenty of toilet paper stocked via an online store, setting up monthly coffee or tea delivery, or taking advantage of online shopping and delivery from your local grocer, find the tasks you can accomplish with minimal effort. Save your energy for tasks that need it.
#3: Remember Ergonomics
There are ways to carry out tasks that cause the least harm to your body. Focus on good posture and avoiding straining, overstretching or twisting into awkward positions. Make use of step stools where necessary, and make sure you’re using proper form to lift (from the knees, not with the back).
#4: Get Help
There’s no shame in asking for help if you need it. Enlist family members or even friends. It’s the holidays after all, and people want to behave generously. Offer them drinks or snacks and good conversation in return. Additionally, if you can afford it, consider hiring help, even if it’s just for the holidays.
#5: Relax — It’s About People
The truth is, no one is going to care if you didn’t get around to last-minute mopping or didn’t manage to dust those high shelves. Holiday get-togethers are about spending time with loved ones, not showing off how clean your house is. Focus on the folks you’re spending time with, and you’re sure to enjoy having company over.
Self-Care During the Holidays at Infusion Express
If IV infusions are a part of your health plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment and engage in self-care with a spa-like environment and the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get both your physical and emotional health back on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.