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A Spoonies Easter Survival Guide

April 11

Are you prepared for Sunday’s Spoon dwindling events?

Time for a Spoonies Easter Survival Guide. Why? Because everyΒ holiday holds the potential for a ‘post-event flare’ if we are not careful when it comes to ‘over-doing’ it.

It’s easy to get carried away by all the preparations, expectations, and celebrations a day like Easter brings.

Paradoxically, this time of the year can often be kind to the chronic illness crowd as far as the weather is concerned. Mild temperatures and the sight of new life popping up everywhere, can create an energy you may not have felt for a while.

While it is essential to enjoy this burst of well-being, it should be tempered with an eye to avoiding over-exertion. This is easily done with a few tips & tricks in order to survive the day, and set yourself up for success in the days that follow.

Making it through Easter with 'Spoons' to spare! Click To Tweet

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Spoonie’s Easter Survival Guide

  • Delegate! ~ Pass around the tasks! Don’t try to ‘do it all’ yourself! Whether it’s preparing/hiding the eggs, cooking the sides for dinner, getting the kids ready for church, or whatever may be on the agenda for the day, make sure to enlist the help of others. We often think we have to be ‘super women’, when often times assistance is willing and available if we will only ‘let go’ in order to accept from those willing to contribute.

  • Prioritize! ~ If you have the stamina for only 5 of the events and activities on your list of 15; decide which are the ‘musts’, which are the ‘will dos if there’s enough time & energy’, and which are the ‘maybe next year’s’. Many times during holidays we go through the motions without realizing that many of the things we ‘have always done’ can be changed and/or modified without any real loss. Better to be in good spirits and present, rather than exhausted from meeting all real or perceived expectations.

  • Enjoy Those Chocolate Bunnies and Eggs! ~ Just make sure it’s as dark as you can take! While many of the Easter treats in your basket are full of too much energy zapping sugar, ‘dark’ chocolate is a healthy choice to indulge your mind and body.

  • Schedule Rejuvenation Time! ~ Make sure to make the time for a nice long bath that night! Put the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door handle, fill the tub with hot water & epsom salts, grab your favorite read, and soak away the soreness and tension of the day.

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A Spoonies Easter Survival Guide

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4 Comments

  • Reply Becky April 11 at 12:10 pm

    Thank You so much for sharing this article. Holidays are so hard for me. I do want to be super woman. This year, I WILL delegate to my daughters and let them help. I would rather spend my spoons on playing with the grandchildren.

    • Reply kristine April 11 at 1:48 pm

      LOL! You are welcome Becky! Have a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  • Reply Susan April 16 at 11:01 am

    What a helpful post thank you, my only real task this year was to make some chocolate rice crispy nests. Unfortunately (or fortunately from the Fibro perspective) I do not have children. I really admire anyone who can find enough spoons to care for a family as well as managing their condition. I like your blog πŸ™‚

    • Reply kristine April 16 at 12:57 pm

      CHOCOLATE RICE-KRISPIE TREATS?!?!? Whaaaat??!? Wow Susan! That sounds great! Hope you have a truly wonderful day! πŸ™‚

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