Managing Stress During and After the Holidays

  • by  Melissa L.
  •   January 06, 2020

Melissa L. has been compensated by Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

The beginning of a new year is a time to look back at your accomplishments and events of the previous year. It’s also a time to reflect on the busy months that lead up to the end of the year. During the holidays, it’s easy to become consumed with decorating, baking, socializing, and shopping; many people may tend to forget about caring for themselves. For me, and maybe others diagnosed with relapsing MS (RMS), the stress around the holidays can become overwhelming. It’s important we listen to our bodies, so when times get stressful, we have a plan in place to relax and feel at ease. We need to remember to give ourselves the gift of putting ourselves first.

Over the years, I have learned to listen to my body. I know when I have had enough. After Christmas is one of those times. My family knows that I’ll most likely be resting for a few days while I try to let go of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and focus on myself.

By taking the time to rest, meditate, and exercise, I’m able to reset my mind, body, and soul and gain clarity of what I need to do to stay on track in the new year.

What are some ways you recharge after the holiday season? Share your tips with us in the comments below or with our Lift MS® Facebook community. You can also stay in the know by registering for RMS resources and blogs like this one.

Melissa L.

RMS Patient

COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.

See Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information for Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate Injection).

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