Tips for making it safely through the day

Here some tips to help us survive MS on a daily basis.  Trust me they work!

These might seem small and silly but attention to these details can save you from a bump, a bruise or a stressful moment, none of which we want in our lives.  

1.     Knife on the cutting board.   Always face the blade the same way – either inward toward the center of the board or outward, away from the center of the board.  This way the practice of putting it in the same place can help reduce accidental cuts from moving hands too quickly in the cooking area.

2.     Close the cupboards.   Every time you grab a cup out of the kitchen cupboard or the hairbrush, shut the drawer or door.  Ever knocked your noggin on a door that wasn’t shut?  When one it moving too fast and not paying attention it’s easy to smack something.  Take the time to closes things up.

3.     Put things where they belong.  First, have a place for important things like keys, phone, purse, sunglasses, water bottle.  Get in the practice of always placing things back in their place.  When we are rushed it’s easy to forget where we’ve left things – by always placing things back in the same place this little trick can save an exorbitant amount of stress when it comes down to it.

4.     Close the Drain.  Ever dropped something due to clumsy fingers?  Like earrings, hearing aids, contacts, etc., getting in the habit of simply closing the bathroom sink drain can help avoid a disaster in the future. 

Small habits these are but practices that can help avoid stressful situations in the future are ones worth acquiring. 

Practice everyday.  Increase your awareness, take your time with each habit, breathe deep and bring intention to what you are doing.   After some three weeks or so this practice will start to become habit.  

Good for you!   

What are some of the smallest habits you have picked up to help you get through the day?   

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