Being thankful during thanksgiving weekend is just as prevalent as the craziness of Black Friday, which has become a mixture of service and fighting the crowds to get the best deal. Planning for your holiday shopping in advance will help you have and we want to give you some tips to help you do that.
Think about this. It's Thanksgiving weekend and all of the stressful Thanksgiving thoughts are taking over.
STOP! You can't kill yourself worrying about everything that may or may not go well. Thinking like this is not helpful or healthy.
Take the Friday before Thanksgiving - this year, November 22 - to relax, declutter your mind and give yourself a clean slate.
Here are a few tips for you to spend part of the day:
Don't be alarmed if cleaning your closet leads to uncontrollable laughter and increased recollection of great memories you had in your life. If you notice prolonged smiling and uninvited thoughts of gratitude, please consult a loved one so that these symptoms can be spread to the people that are close to you. Other side effects may include randomly hugging people, a general feeling of fulfillment, and one or more sighs of relief.
Now that you have a different perspective on things, let's go back to your pre-thanksgiving preparations. Here are some new, positive thoughts to replace the negativity from earlier.
To finish off our recommendations, here is one more quote from the amazing Mr. Rogers “It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.” Use the day before thanksgiving to remember what is important and be grateful for what you have. We would love to see what else you could come up with to give yourself a clean slate.
The holidays are a great time to spend time with family, friends, and a lot of FOOD!
For those of us that are trying to eat healthier, the holidays can be a stressful time to keep to your diet. How can you resist a piece of pie?!
Believe or not, there are so many ways to enjoy holiday goods without losing all your progress. One of the best ways to keep yourself healthy is to learn how to substitute foods and watch your serving sizes.
Let’s take a turkey dinner as an example of healthy substitutions and portion control:
Small modifications, although it may not seem like much, could save you around 1,000 calories and you could still get a good meal.
Feeling deprived while you eat is only going to make it harder to stay on your diet. Eating well is all about having a healthy relationship with food. Practicing some moderation but eating well during big holidays will help you to stick to your diet for much longer.
Instead of worrying about what to eat, substituting your meals and watching your portions will allow you to focus on your family, your friend, and the good feelings you’ve been blessed with!