As we approach the end of one of the toughest years we’ve faced in modern times, it is still good to focus on what is good in life. After all, every storm is temporary and calmer days will return. So we have the holiday season well under way. Christmas and Hannakah are fast approaching and we’re being warned by the CDC about congregating in large crowds and travelling. It’s likely going to be hard to do, so we’ve got our heads together and come up with some ways to help make the season a little easier.
Go Out and Exercise
We like exercise here at Back and Body Medical. It’s a great way to put yourself in a good mood and to boost your system. 30 minutes of good exercise each day is key, but how about doing it with your family? Or, why not take regular walks or find trails to discover together? Being out in the fresh air is good for you and with your immediate family you can make it more enjoyable.
Share Recipes with Friends and Family
There’s more than one way to boil an egg they say. Same with Turkey. Well, I guess you can boil turkey, but it tastes better roasted. But there’s so many different ways to roast, so many different seasonings and so on. So if you have a normal way of cooking your turkey, why not try someone else’s way and see how it comes up. After all this year is so different on many levels, why not make the food different too?
Think of Others
Christmas time is supposed to be a time of giving, so why not give to others outside your family? In other words to those who truly need it. In our New Jersey office, we’re having a Toys for Tots drive where we are donating $1 for every Facebook check in we get up to a maximum of $1000. Normally we would donate a toy for every patient who brought one in, but with the pandemic, we’re trying to cut back on physical things and feel monetary donations are more applicable this time. So donating is a great way you can be positive this season.
Virtual Secret Santa
Check out this article for running your own virtual Secret Santa. It’s a great idea and another outside the box thinking to still enjoy the season from a distance.
So just a few things to think about and try. There’s plenty more. Maybe you have your own plans already or some good ideas yourself. Whatever you do, do it safely, think of others and enjoy yourself.
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