Tis the Season for Holiday Stress?

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la…Well, the radio may be oozing Christmas music, and the department stores may be decked out in Christmas decor, but if you live with chronic pain this may not be such a jolly time of year. Added stresses of holiday shopping and to-do lists that seem to be miles long only add to the basic aches and pains that those with chronic pain experience. All of this seasonal and holiday preparing can cause headaches as well.Avoid the Stress

At the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw we have some tips that we like to share at the beginning of the holiday season. These tips are specifically related to holiday shopping. Two tips that we want to highlight include the fact that regular trips should be taken during holiday shopping, and if at all possible, do your Christmas and holiday shopping without children. Read on to revisit the details:

Take Frequent Breaks

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed while shopping. Don’t worry about fitting it all in at once. If you are unable to break shopping up over several days with trips here or there and you need to dedicate a whole day to shopping, here are a few tips to help out:

  • Stay hydrated. You may want to carry a water bottle with you.
  • Take breaks at least every 45 minutes. You may even want to take breaks more frequently, but taking a break to collect your thoughts, organize your list, and de-stress with a break away from crowds can help.
  • Add smart fuel to the mix. Skip the burger and fries at the mall’s food court and opt for a salad and fruit instead.

Shop Without Children

We are parents too, so we know that this one is not always possible. However, if at all possible take advantage of a sitter or family for your shopping expedition. With many of the stores getting into their busy seasons, they are getting more crowded. Taking the little ones with you can add a whole new element of stress to the mix.

Even when following these tips, there are still many other stressful side effects with the holiday season. The Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw is here to assist should you suffer from stress headaches or other aches and pains associated with holiday stress. Contact us at the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw for your holiday adjustment.

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