This time of year is busy and traditionally a time to overindulge and slack on all the ways we take care of ourselves. Unfortunately, lymphedema doesn’t take a holiday and the lasting effects are just not worth it. I’ve adopted the 80/20 rule to help keep myself in check. Basically 80% of the time I make good self care choices but I give myself a break for the other 20% of the time. This way I don ’t feel like I've missed out and it’ s pretty easy to get back to taking care of me.