Wash your hands.
The holiday season is also cold and flu season so it is important to be vigilant about hand washing now more than ever. In addition to washing your hands before you eat and after trips to the restroom, plan to wash them whenever you come home from an outing and after being in contact with others. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be a handy way to keep germs away while out and about, but be sure to keep up with washing your hands with soap and water regularly.
Even the most energetic among us can get wiped out during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If you are undergoing or have undergone cancer treatment, you can expect fatigue to creep up on you as well. As you plan your day, schedule time for breaks when you can sit and relax, and stick to it. Even if you are feeling great and want to keep going, taking scheduled breaks can help your energy last throughout the day.
With seemingly never-ending to-do lists this time of year, it's difficult to escape stress. Here are some tips to help keep you peaceful this time of year:
Delegate. Enlist family and friends to help you with your to-dos. If you don't feel up to making a casserole for the family get-together, offer to bring a store-bought treat instead. If you need help stuffing and mailing Christmas cards, let someone know and make a fun night out of doing it together.
Schedule some quiet time. Maybe you like to meditate for half an hour, or relax in a warm bath. Whatever brings you peace, make time to do it.
Exercise and diet. We know, we know, you hear it all the time. But keeping your body running on healthy foods and giving it plenty of exercise can keep you feeling in tip-top shape.