Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How To Keep It Together During The Holidays

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The holidays are here! I'm thrilled, but with the holidays it means lots of running around.


Running around for food:







Running around for gifts:




Running around in the snow with the kids:






Cleaning the house so guests don't think we live like animals:




With all this running around, minor back pain can occur for me. When this happens, I'm grateful for Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream. 





It temporarily relieves my aches and helps to relieve my simple back pain that I get when I'm busy chasing after kids, cooking, shopping, and cleaning. I bought my Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream at Target in the Braces & Muscle Care section:





I like to be able able to quickly grab what I need to help with my minor discomfort so I keep everything together in a Winter Toolkit. The holiday and winter season brings a lot of fun, but it also can bring illnesses, aches, and pains. When someone ends up sick, it usually means everyone can get sick, which is not fun. Who has time for that? Having a Winter Toolkit helps me to not lose my mind during the holidays. I can easily reach for the toolkit when I need it.





I put the following in it and yes, everything was purchased at Target, including the box!




1. Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream-- I mean, of course!


2. Extra Strength TYLENOL®, which also helps relieve minor aches and pains when headaches, colds, backaches, and arthritis occurs. It also can temporarily reduce fevers and is for people 12 years and older. My teenage son recently used this when he had a fever and it helped make him comfortable.



3. Cough Drops, to help sooth a sore throat.


4. Chocolate, because chocolate helps with nearly everything in my opinion.


5. Tissue, for when noses won't stop running.


6. A thermometer so I can quickly check if someone is running a fever.



Other tips to keep it together during the holidays?


--Take breaks. Seriously, you don't have to do it all at once.


--Don't clean all the time. Your house doesn't have to look perfect. Honestly, immaculate houses frighten me. It's the memories that count!


--Buy pre-made cookies. Then you can just make the frosting and not have to deal with all the rest. Or hey, if you don't want to make frosting, just get some from a can!


--As I mentioned before, put together a Winter Toolkit so you can easily grab it when you need some relief! Make one for yourself and a friend. Go to Target and find all sorts of helpful items.




With the Winter Toolkit, I can be prepared. So bring on the holidays! I'm ready for all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, and wrapping. But I'll be sure to take breaks so I don't lose my mind. And I'll reach for the Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream if I need some pain relief. 






What would you put in your Winter Toolkit?












62 comments:

  1. A Winter toolkit is a great idea. In our house right now it's all about the sniffles. I don't believe I have a purse or a coat that doesn't have tissues in it.

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  2. I agree with #4 too. Thats why I keep sipping on hot cocoa :D

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  3. A Winter toolkit is a great idea. All points are great and helpful, Informative post. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.thestyletraveller.com/

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  4. I love this idea!!! I tend to get sick this time of year and I'm really hoping that it doesn't happen this year.

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  5. I like to pick my favorite things during the holidays to do. Mine are making the cookies.

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  6. Great tips right here! You don't think of these much as a child living in your parents house--but now I am married, things are certainly different! These tips are handy :)

    KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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  7. The secret is Running about everything and being careful! That's so true.

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  8. All that running around---I'm tired from just thinking about it. Great idea to have a go-to tool kit.

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  9. There's so much that we need to prepare for the Holidays and it can really stress our bodies out. Love that you found the perfect solution for body pain!

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  10. haha love this!! I've never tried bengay... but think i'll just make a trip to CVS tomorrow

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  11. I have candy, a note book and Tylenol in my winter toolkit. I will have to try Bengay for my back and shoulders.

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  12. Great tips for the holidays. Chocolate is a must on my list!

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  13. I prepare early for the holidays just to make sure that I don't put too much pressure on myself. I think it's important to have meds as a back up as well. The Holidays can definitely get stressful.

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  14. haha Bengay, have had to use that a lot in the past! Holidays are crazy, I actually miss the craziness, for me living abroad changed all that and now I just miss being the holiday spirit at all!

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  15. With 6 kids and a huge extended family this post could be a lifesaver for me

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  16. Chocolate always helps!!! Love the pictures, do you have snow already? How cool!!!

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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  17. Am in a country that experiences no winter at all....i mean no snowing..The only time i see the word,it's either i a dictionary or movie...or a blog like yours...I think i need to visit countries like yours to see the experience.

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  18. Yep, chocolate, except that my husband eats it on me and leaves the empty packet in the fridge :/ It's now hidden in the pantry, shh, don't tell him :)

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  19. I love these tips!!!! My kids love to go sledding in the winter time.

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  20. Ugh Bengay can be such a lifesaver sometimes!

    Sondra Barker
    Pretty Fit Foodie
    prettyfitfoodie.com

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  21. What a good tips, We always prepare for early Christmas and Chocolate was on my list

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  22. Loving this tool kit. I need the Bengay cream as I get backaches after running around.

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  23. I never thought of putting a winter toolkit together. Good idea and humorous post.

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  24. The holidays is certainly the busiest time of the year! So important to remain sane and plan!

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  25. I've never tried BENGAY, but I love how they added Tylenol. What a great idea! I'm going to keep this mind the next time my back acts up.

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  26. Bengay and pain relievers are always within my reach during this time of year. So many activities to do, gatherings to attend and work to get done! Thanks for the suggestion of putting toger a Winter tool kit. I'm going to make one for me!

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  27. Bengay works really good. At first I was so skeptical, but my Mom recommends and to.. Now I have always Bengay in my medicine cabinet :)

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  28. That Winter ToolKit is a great idea, especially with chocolates in it! And yes, I agree that a house with kids will never be immaculate clean - they are always making memories (and most of the time, those memories are written on walls with crayons and permanent markers!)

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  29. I need a tube of Bengay for my back ache and more this coming holidays. A fun one to you and your family.

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  30. I could use some of that right now. I'm so sore from cooking the last few days and have more to do in a few hours.

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  31. I absolutely love the winter tool kit idea! Drinking plenty of water helps me on the days when I'm hustling and not giving myself enough rest.

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  32. It`s sad that many of us dont think of these especially when winter is approaching.Thanks for these excellent tips.

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  33. Totally agree with number 4 there :) I believe chocolate cures most things and a cup of tea too.

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  34. I do love premade cookies. I do!!
    I think a winter toolkit is important. I'd have Advil in mine! And Bengay for most of my relatives!

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  35. Everything you have, and more chocolates for me.This is a great idea.Will use the tips

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  36. Yes to Chocolate! These are great items for keeping yourself together during the cold months.

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  37. Love this idea and number 4 most definitely needed!

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  38. This is a great idea for holidays! Chocolate is a must on my list!

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  39. Great suggestions!!!!! It's crazy how running around can definitely make your body feel sore!!! I was definitely feeling it yesterday lol

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  40. I like Ben Gay. It is one hundred percent effective.

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  41. YES! Yes, to all of the running around and needing to keep yourself healthy! Seriously, so important!

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  42. I love the Winter toolkit idea! Such a great reminder to take care of ourselves!

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  43. I love the idea of the winter toolkit. We are always taking care of others, we need to take better care of ourselves.

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  44. I had to laugh when you mentioned that immaculate houses frighten you! It's like we want a lived in home don't we.
    I do understand how if one gets a cold, everyone else just falls sick and it's so important to take care of ourselves and build up our immune systems and really enjoy the moment that each holiday brings us. JanD

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  45. Never thought of a winter toolkit, its a great idea for the holidays. I am already feeling the stress that comes with holidays.

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  46. Bengay is my best friend after an intense workout. It relieves the sore muscles and it allows it to relax.
    SN: I am single and the holidays are pretty mellow for me

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  47. I'm so jealous of running in the snow and can't wait to start running to get some pressies and food :)

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  48. Love your tool kit idea! I like to keep a check list and think about what I'm going to do when and pray it all works out. I also love those sticky patches whatever they are called that heat up for sore back or really anywhere, you just stick them on and away you go, of course could'nt live with out my IB profin, the basket is a great idea, will have to make one

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  49. Hmmm I have to put some thought into this winter kit but it is a good idea.

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  50. I have never thought I needed to survive during the holidays. I relish the thought of spending time alone and I am wondering if I need therapy...LOL

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  51. The BenGay and Tylenol is hilarious! I personally make sure my wine frig is stocked:)

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  52. I always stock up on cold medication, cough syrup and throat drop before winter starts. It's so much better to have them ready when you suddenly wake up with a sore throat one morning!
    I wonder if Bengay could help with the neck and shoulder pain I get when I'm too tensed. It might be worth trying.

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  53. The BenGay cracked me up! I just tend to keep my fridge stocked with goodies to keep it together like wine and pizza... just kidding! ;)

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  54. I would definitely put as much hot chocolate and body lotion as possible! Nothing worse than ashy hands/feet during the winter haha. Lovely post!

    xx, Tomi
    http://goodtomicha.com

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  55. Holidays can definitely get people stressed out. Having a kit and following these tips will help make things easier.

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  56. I love your Christmas tree. This time of the year always get people stressed out. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  57. Haha! Your post hits home. Totally get what you mean about cleaning up so everything is sparkling. People think that's how it is all year around (ya, right!)
    The tree is colourful and beautiful!

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  58. I love how you started out the post lol! Good tips! I may have to buy prepacked cookies just to save myself this holiday!

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  59. Looks like you are all set for the holidays

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