Updated: Oct 14
5 Tips To Make This Thanksgiving Less Stressful & More Enjoyable
You know that feeling you get when you wake up on Thanksgiving morning, thinking “I can’t wait for this day to be over”? Yeah, I get it too. But don’t worry: there are plenty of ways to make your Thanksgiving less stressful and more enjoyable! Here are five tips from Revive Therapeutic Services to help make this Thanksgiving one for the books (and not just because your aunt got drunk and started crying about her divorce).
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
Delegate, delegate, delegate. That’s the best way to get your Thanksgiving off to a smooth start. Here are some ways that you can delegate tasks and make your life easier this week:
Make sure you have a backup plan in case something doesn’t work out.
Make sure everyone knows what their role is with regard to the event or meal (and make sure they know who will be overseeing them).
Make sure that everyone is on the same page about what their responsibilities are—that means parents and kids alike!
The #1 way to make this Thanksgiving less stressful and more enjoyable is to plan ahead. Because the holidays tend to come with a lot of last-minute decisions and last-minute stress, planning ahead is an easy way to avoid that stress altogether. And not only can you avoid the stress and chaos by planning ahead, but you can also save money and time.
Planning your menu in advance means that you’ll be able to get exactly what ingredients and products you need for any specific meal—without paying premium prices for them at holiday rush time! Plus, it will give your family plenty of notice about what foods they should expect so they know exactly how much (or how little) turkey dinner they should bring.
Planning ahead can help ensure that everyone gets the most out of their Thanksgiving experience: whether it’s getting together with friends or spending quality time with family members scattered across the country or globe!
It’s OK to be a little lazy
It’s OK to be a little lazy
Let other people help you
Don’t feel guilty if you need to relax
For most people, Thanksgiving is a time when they want to host or be invited over to someone else’s house for dinner. And while it’s great that everyone pitches in and helps out, there are some things that can be done ahead of time so that your host doesn’t have too much on their plate during this busy time of year. If there are logistics involved with hosting the event at your home (cleaning up after guests), consider having someone else do it for you – whether by hiring professional cleaners or enlisting family members who live nearby.
The first step to being grateful is to actually be grateful. Start by practicing gratitude for the things in your life that are already good—your home, the food on your table, your family and friends around you. Being grateful for what you have will make it easier to be thankful for what comes next.
The second step is to focus on how much is right in the world around us by taking time out of our day to notice all the things we may take for granted like having clean water or electricity. This year take time during Thanksgiving dinner (or whenever else) to recognize these blessings and let them sink into our consciousness so they become part of who we are as people — not just something we do at the holidays!
Keep the kids entertained
As a parent of young kids, you know that as soon as they sense something is up, they’ll be asking questions. And when they’re at the Thanksgiving table with their grandparents and aunts and uncles, it’s likely that those open-ended questions will be about politics. That’s why it’s important to keep them entertained so they don’t ask about anything else besides what’s for dessert (and maybe what time bedtime is).
You can do this by making your children feel special. Make sure you take photos of them throughout the day and send them home with their favorite aunt or uncle so they have something tangible to remember the holiday by. If possible, try to enlist other family members’ help in keeping your child distracted from heated political conversations going on around them. This may require bribery—but hey! It works!
Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful times of the year. With a little planning and preparation, you can make this Thanksgiving your best yet!
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but if you don’t plan well in advance, it can be quite stressful. By planning ahead, you can save yourself from unnecessary stress and ensure that your Thanksgiving is memorable for all the right reasons.
Here are some tips for making sure this Thanksgiving will go smoothly:
Plan well in advance. Don’t wait until the last minute! Start by deciding who you want to invite over and when they’ll be coming over (if at all). Make sure they know what time they’re supposed to arrive so there won’t be any confusion on their part or yours later down the road. If anyone needs directions or other information about getting there safely, provide that as well before proceeding with further preparations below…
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and good food. It’s also a time for us to show our gratitude for what we have. We hope these tips will help you make this your best Thanksgiving yet!