Surviving the Holiday Bustle

It is the most wonderful time of the year, however if you are dizzy, this session can be the most stressful time of the year.  Planning a head and following these simple tips, can help make all the difference.

Take Breaks

If you notice your symptoms increase while you are shopping, find a bench to sit in or go to the restroom.  Trying to remove yourself from the visual impute and allow your symptoms to settle is important.  Once the symptoms have calmed back down, you can try finishing shopping.

Break Down Tasks

If you are hosting Thanksgiving try to separate your tasks over several days.  If there is something that can be prepped or made a day or two early, do so.  Go shopping on a separate day than you do your cooking.   Don’t save everything to the last minute!

Go Shopping at Quieter Times

The busiest times for grocery shopping are right after the traditional work day and weekend afternoons.  If you can avoid these times, you will be thanking yourself later.  Better times to shop are around 7-8 weekday evenings or early weekday mornings.  If you are headed to the mall, the days you should avoid are the first Saturday in Dec, Black Friday, and the last Monday and Tues before Christmas.

If you are experiencing dizziness or balance difficulties, our specialized physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may be able to help. Contact one of our clinics to find out more, 952-345-3000.

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