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How do you practice self-care during the holidays?

  • By SusanHU Keymaster

    The holidays can be stressful for everyone and an especially difficult time for those living with IBD. What do you do to take care of yourself during the holidays?

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  • By Brooke Abbott Moderator

    I delegate! We have a very large family with a lot of holiday parties…just for the family. I haven’t even touched the friend’s, work & school events. In my family we share duties like hosting, cooking and driving older family members. We also do trades. Babysitting for house organization/cleaning. Cooking for grocery shopping. We trade a lot! I also gift something to myself whether it’s a massage, a day alone doing something I want to do, getting a housekeeper, buying myself something I really want but might be a bit expensive. I treat me!

    I also just put all negativity aside associated with my disease and just enjoy the fluff and joy of the holidays. I basically ignore, IBD for a few weeks.

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