Conquer the 2022 Holiday Season with These 6 Tips
It is officially the holiday season, meaning everyone is scrambling to get their holiday shopping taken care of, and fast. Having a solid plan of action can be an extremely beneficial component in making sure your shopping experience is a positive one because shopping in a power chair or wheelchair has its perks and setbacks. Keep these tips in mind to not be overwhelmed and overburdened with this holiday task.
1. Sleep Well
Nothing can prepare us better for the busy holiday season than getting proper rest and recuperation. Though your feet might not get tired in your Redman Power Chair, you can still wear yourself out, and your good holiday cheer can turn into the ba-humbug’s pretty quickly when you’re tired. An appropriate amount of sleep helps keep our cortisol stress hormones balanced and our dopamine happiness hormones elevated – so don’t skip this one!
2. Be Prepared
Based on past consumer behavior, we know that most people wait until the last minute to do their shopping. When consumers plan ahead, they’re not only more likely to find what they want, but to save money doing it!
Make a list, stick to it, research the stores you are going to before you go there, and map out where the products are located so that you can get in and out quickly. Brand loyalty? Know where your favorite brands will be available. If you can, get ahead of this year’s holiday shopping season and start buying gifts earlier than you may otherwise. Shopping early helps you to beat the holiday rush.
If you have a smartphone, there are several resources for locating products in a store, like ShopSavvy. These apps let you scan a barcode and not only will it tell you exactly where in the store that item is located, but whether or not the price is right.
3. Fuel Yourself (and your chair!)
Before you head out to take advantage of those holiday sales, make sure you eat a balanced breakfast and pack yourself a snack for later on in the day if you don’t plan on stopping for a meal. Trail mixes and electrolyte water are great tools to keep on hand. Nuts offer an excellent source of protein, and water with electrolytes helps to keep your body working to the best of its ability.
The holidays are also a great time to give your power chair a tune-up. Ensure it is fully charged before you head out with the rest of the early shoppers, consider taking the time to give it a good cleaning, and take the time to tend to any repairs before the holiday festivities begin. Keep yourself and your chair ready to take on the energy-filled days, and don’t forget to take frequent breaks, stretching your limbs when you can.
4. Shop with Positive People
A smile is contagious and negativity can be is as well. Shopping with a positive person or small group of friends can keep your morale up during a long day, and having an extra bit of help can make maneuvering in cluttered stores and holding shopping bags a bit easier. Shop with someone that can match your speed and drive to get things done, but one that can also pick up on hints, like when you’re tired or need help.
5. Beat the Busy Holiday Shopping Season with Online Shopping
It’s the holiday shipping season! We all love online shopping, and with the right planning, it’s the only solution you need. Plan ahead and get as much of this year’s holiday season shopping done online as you can, take advantage of more sales, and avoid the nightmares that come along with mall shopping before the holidays.
These days, nearly everything is available to buy online. Gift cards and vouchers are also an excellent alternative to mall shopping, and your gift is guaranteed to be what they wanted (after all, they picked it out themselves).
The holidays come EVERY year, and you don’t have to get every single thing on your list. Only do what you can, and never over-exert yourself. Gift-giving should be fun, not tedious, and when you feel like you’ve overdone it, call it quits! Sticking to your boundaries and protecting your mental health and physical health are top priorities. Besides, simply spending time with friends and family is the best gift of the season.
Conquer the Holidays with a Redman Power Chair
Taking on the holidays from a wheelchair comes with its own set of emotional, mental, and physical challenges. With a Redman Power Chair, users can better participate in the world the way they want with improved mobility, usability, and connection.
The Redman Chief 107-ZRx moves intrinsically to mimic your body and offers unique positions – Yoga, Stand & Stretch, Tilt in Space – that no other chair offers. It is the ONLY mid-wheel standing chair that elevates, tilts, stands, and reclines using an exclusive counterbalancing system.
With over 35 years of technological advancements – including multiple proprietary and patented designs – our custom-tailored wheelchair allows uncompromised mobility and accessibility to interact more fully with the world around you.
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