If you have been injured unexpectedly, it could feel difficult to be merry this holiday season. Being injured can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, or in pain, and trying to maintain a busy holiday schedule can seem nearly impossible. At Grewer Law, we have seen our clients struggle during the month of December, and for good reasons. However, it can be crucial to your overall mental health to try to have a good (but different) holiday season even while recovering from your injury. Here are a few tips that could help you this month.

Manage Expectations
It is okay (and healthy!) to acknowledge this holiday season will be different than those in the past. Your injury may make attending holiday events more difficult, or it may decrease the number of presents under the tree this year. Keep your head up by managing your own, and your family’s, expectations.

Budget Your Money
Injuries are expensive, especially when you don’t have insurance compensation yet. Worrying about money during the holiday season can be stressful and even cause arguments with your partner. This year, take time to budget your money and be realistic with what you can spend. Resist the urge to pull out your credit card or go into debt purchasing gifts like in years past. Instead, focus on handmade gifts or fewer presents this year to keep your money worries at bay.

Manage Pain
If you are in pain due to your injury, be sure to talk to your doctor about coping and management techniques that could work for you. Perhaps you leave earlier than usual from your family holiday party to rest in the quiet of your own home, or perhaps you plan your pain medication to assure you will be in less pain during your daughter’s holiday program at school. Work with your health care provider to use pain management medications, as well as other techniques, to keep you feeling your best this year.

Get Help
Finally, you don’t have to manage your injury and recovery on your own. The team at Grewer Law has years of experience working with and advocating for, our clients to assist with navigating the insurance compensation waters. Let us help you by giving guidance and working hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today to get started.