While some of us hope for the kind of holiday perfection we see in TV movies, sometimes it will fall short. It can be hard to make holiday magic when complicated family dynamics or the stresses of the past year have taken its toll on everyone. Thankfully, RVNAhealth’s Jill Hart, LPN, Community Health Nurse is here to share tips she provided during a recent presentation on enjoying your holidays without letting the humbugs ruin your plans.
First, says Hart, let’s understand why the holidays can spell a recipe for disaster. From high expectations to trying to preserve memories, to the mixing of family members that don’t gather together often, all that combined with endless lists, disrupted eating and sleeping routines, expenses and travel woes, the holidays can take a toll.