Survival Tips for the Holidays with a Brain Injuryby Linda W. ArmsWith an injured brain, the holiday season can burden us with more fatigue, more stress and perhaps some sad emotions. We may remember how our lives used to be before our injuries but we have to move on and appreciate our lives today. We can look back with fond memories but we can also build new ones that don’t require us to overdo during the holidays.We will be able to enjoy ourselves much more if we prepare ourselves for the holiday season. Here are some tips that work for me since my brain injury:Pace yourself – don’t commit to more than you can successfully handle. Don’t overdo the shopping, the cleaning, and the cooking or other activities. Give yourself a quiet day before going to that party or dinner. Take a nap or just lay down and rest. Do everything in moderation.