Thanksgiving is just 2 days away. Thanksgiving? People are stressing as they begin to cook, clean, grocery shop, setting tables and preparing for guests of different numbers. That also means for some that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner.
I don’t know which involves more work. There is a fair amount of work for either. Some people are stressing out a lot while others love it.
Those that go shopping must scope out the Black Friday Deals and get the shopping planned out so you don’t miss out on anything. I mentioned Shopkick recently and they come up with specials too and places where you can get kicks. If you know what you want and where you want to shop, there’s nothing like looking in the paper or online at the stores you like to shop at. Get your list and check it twice.
But now I am encouraging everyone to stop for a minute and be thankful for what you have. Enjoy the spirit of the day. Do what you can in advance, but remember to take a short break here and there to keep your stress level low.
My son and I were discussing the value of a 20 minute nap. A refreshing nap even if you don’t fall asleep let’s your mind settle and clear so you can finish preparing and get ready to enjoy a stressful day with what I hope is a little less stress.
Something else I do is listen to music. Depending on how I’m feeling and what mood I’m in depends on what music I choose. If I’m stressed I put on soft soothing music. If I’m feeling productive I put on happy feel good music. (wow, I sound so cliché)
Add a cup of tea too. Pick what works for you and use it to keep your stress level down. Getting so wrapped up in the preparations can take away from the fun. On that note, good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.