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Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Pain as a Recovering Perfectionist (AKA There is No Way I’m Sending Holiday Cards This Year, or Wait, Maybe I Am)

Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Pain as a Recovering Perfectionist (AKA There is No Way I’m Sending Holiday Cards This Year, or Wait, Maybe I Am)

Many of us fall into the classic holiday trap of trying to make everything perfect for our families — the right gifts, the right meals, the right decorations ... it gets exhausting. As a recovering perfectionist, I get it. The idea of a perfect holiday is alluring, but at what cost? Often, the cost is our health. So how do you stay healthy and sane during the holidays?