Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get In Your Way
It’s hard to believe that December is here again and we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. While the holiday season is a joyful time to share with the people you love and care for, it can also be a difficult time for many people because of added stress. It can be extremely challenging for people suffering from TMD because added stress can be triggering and lead to a flare-up or relapse of symptoms. Read on to learn about how you can help keep your TMD symptoms at bay this holiday season.
Managing TMD During the Holidays
While the holidays are a time of joy, it can also be easy to get overwhelmed. Be sure to try these tips to have a more relaxing holiday season:
Create a Plan
It can be very easy to become overwhelmed during this time of year. It may feel like your plate is always full and more responsibilities are piling up. Creating a plan and calendar for the season can help you know what needs to be accomplished when. Making a daily list and schedule for yourself can also be the visual you need to prevent added stress.
If you are traveling this holiday season, try to be prepared before you go. If you are flying, be sure to account for wait times, and don’t let tension build up in your neck and shoulders. The same is true if you are traveling by car. Add in extra stops for stretching and getting in some steps.
Add Rest Time
It does not take much for your body to become tense during this time of year. Be sure to include some rest time in your schedule. This is a perfect time to enjoy some of your favorite holiday movies.
We would hate for your holiday to be ruined over your TMD. If you experience any complications, contact our office in Auburn & Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment or speak with us. We are here to help! We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy holiday season and new year!