Black Friday marks the official start of the holiday season and all the frenzy that goes with it.
From long lines at the register to heavy shopping bags, holiday shopping can hurt. And when you’re feeling irritated or aching, it can make for a miserable experience for you and everyone around you.
So whether Black Friday is a day to knock out your family’s wish list or to treat yourself, here are some things you can do to feel your best on Black Friday.
Wear comfortable shoes. Shopping can take hours, and that’s a lot of strain on your poor feet. Wear comfortable and supportive shoes with ample cushioning to prevent foot pain. If you do experience arch or ankle pain, use Arnicare FootCare.* This moisturizing cream is ideal for massaging into sore and aching feet. You can also apply Calendula Ointment to help heal blisters that may form from footwear friction.*
Be patient. In the holiday hustle and bustle, people can lose all common courtesy, so it’s important to keep your cool. To avoid feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, prepare with a plan. Make a list of gifts you need and map out stores that you want to visit. If you know you get easily irritated, take a tube of Ignatia amara 30C with you. This medicine relieves nervousness and hypersensitivity due to everyday stress.* It’s easy to take while you’re on the move as the small pellets melt in your mouth — no food or water needed — and it won’t take up valuable space in your purse or pockets.
Take frequent breaks. Give your body a break from all of the walking, hauling, and standing. In your shopping plan, include rest periods for relaxing and recharging. You’ll also be expending lots of energy, and stopping at a favorite restaurant will give you a chance to refuel and reward yourself. Feeling tired after the long day? Reach for Silicea 30C to relieve symptoms of fatigue with lack of energy.*
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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.