Do you dread holiday shopping? All that walking, trying to remember what you need, what you have, who you need to buy for -- it can add up to a nightmare for someone with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS).
It doesn't have to be such a daunting task. With careful planning, you can manage your shopping trips and have a better experience. To help you with that planning, here are 10 steps to surviving holiday shopping with fibromaylgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Step #1: Make Lists
Start by making a list of everyone you plan to buy for and how much you plan to spend on each person. Brainstorm ideas for each of them. If there's a possibility you'll be buying clothes for anyone, write down their sizes so you don't forget.