I used to hate Christmas, running around mad, working for a week looking after people, until I got RA and the family stepped in! This got me thinking if best ways to cope over Christmas and if you have any good tips??? I'll start ...( try stop me! )
Use internet shopping.... A lot of things are free delivery and it saves petrol and energy
Order dinner for someone to collect for you! I had m and S last year and it was beautiful, just needed heating, no hours of oeeling with dore writs etc
Have a wrapping day! My friends come over we have tea and biscuits and they wrap as I can't bend or use wrists well, and they enjoy it!!
Rest!!! Just take yourself out for half an hour , it helps restore a bit of energy
Keep hydrated and those on drugs that avoid alcohol just be careful as you can feel very sick if you overdo it!
Get someone artistic to set the table, even ask them to bring the decorations for your Xmas .
Let the others do the washing up and you can do the board games of put on the tv, don't forget you need energy Boxing Day so don't overdo it.
I'm aware this is for people with others coming so if you are on your own get a microwave meal and use paper plates to save washing up and know I will be raising a glass to you all on Xmas day!
Do u agree with these or have better tips? Xxxxxx