How to Avoid Stress on Thanksgiving

How to Avoid Stress on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a few days away everyone is making last minute preparations, making sure the turkey was ordered, and that Grandma remembers to bring the green bean casserole. For kids Thanksgiving is fun and an all you can eat full day event. For the adults though, a lot of work goes into it, and often causes lots of stresses in the kitchen on the day of cooking the actual meal. Here are some ways to avoid stresses and allow the meal to run more smoothly.

Once families gather together there can often times be tension between family members, which can cause tension when everyone is together. A way to avoid this tension is to avoid brining up touchy subjects that may cause triggers that upset other family members. Staying neutral is sometimes the past way to make sure everyone is able to enjoy the holiday.

Sometimes when cooking the meal the host gets stressed out and does not end up enjoying the meal. A to avoid this is to accept that not everything is going to run perfectly smooth, and to just go with the flow. If you are cooking with a few other people too it allows for you to remember the fun in it, and accept that it is okay if it does not go as planned. After accepting this it will be a lot easier to enjoy the meal instead of putting on a fake smile.

Lastly when you are traveling for the holidays keep in mind that so are millions of other people. That means it is going to be busy and it is highly unlikely that everyone will go as you planned it. You should accept delays or other inconveniences especially when flying. Also except traffic on the road. The most important thing to do to avoid stress is plan ahead for the small things that you can control, and be flexible when something happens that is out of your control.

Remember to stay calm this Thanksgiving, enjoy the time with your family, and be thankful for all of the good things you have to focus on.