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What tips do you have for managing stress over the holiday season?

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when managing life with RA. Share any helpful tips for managing holiday stress with fellow community members to support them during the holiday season!

  1. For me, it helps if you have a good friend or family member that you can vent too. I've been stressed out lately because my body is just worn out(had RA for 46 years) and doing anything during the day sets off severe pain that prevents me from doing much of anything. By the time bedtime comes around, I hurt so bad I can't even stand the weight of the sheets on my legs. I'm really getting depressed about it. But my sister let me have a good cry on her shoulder and listened to me vent about it all. It felt good to get it all off my chest.

    1. I don't do anything for the holidays. Sometimes my son will put up some Christmas decorations, and the tree, but normally not. Much less stress that way.

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