Getting through the holidays, whatever your celebrate, can be daunting. It’s really a challenge if you are chronically ill or disabled. All the things you loved to do like making cookies, buying presents, visiting with friends and family may have become chores rather than joys.
I have had to cut down on my holiday activities. No more cookie baking–it just beats me up. I no longer wrap presents unless I have to. That’s what my nephew is for 🙂 If he isn’t around, I get everything I can into give bag.
I get help wherever I can. My Mom helped me get the house clean, my nieces and nephew helped me decorate, and my Dad got the tree.
I do all the shopping I can online. The internet is a blessing for the disabled, let me tell you!!! And, when it comes to those with financial limitations, you can’t go wrong checking out the auctions at Ebay. Other stores like bookcloseouts.com have a dollar for dollar sale (buy books, get an equal amount in dollar value free). There are also used sites like paperbackswap.com and swapacd.com where I was able to find gift quality books and cds to fill in my skimpy gifts. I did all of shopping online this year saving my wallet and more sore feet.
So, when you approach the holidays don’t think about how hard it all is or how you won’t be able to do all the things you like to. Eliminate what isn’t necessary to your enjoyment of the season, get help where you need it, and look for deals online to save time and money. You’ll appreciate the holiday season alot more if you aren’t flat out in bed during the events.