The holidays are coming and for most of us this can cause extreme stress. Thanksgiving is one of the stress-inducing holidays but by following a few simple tips, you can make it through and not end up in the looney bin. Here are my favorite tips for a stress free Thanksgiving.
1. Get Enough Sleep
This is the number one cause of stress during Thanksgiving. We run ourselves ragged and don’t take the time to relax and recharge. A good night's sleep will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the holidays.
2. Know your Boundaries
If you have accepted to cook the holiday meal make sure you know just how many family members will be attending your feast. Know when to say no to extra stragglers that family members might want to bring along. This will make your meal planning easier.
3. Count to 10
There are so many things that can be a cause of stress during Thanksgiving! From family to the meal to the decorations, there's a lot that can cause your head to spin. It is a good thing to take a breath and count to ten to collect yourself. You will make it through!