Thanksgiving Tips to Reduce Stress
Thanksgiving Holiday Stress Is Common
Thanksgiving is a holiday meant to enjoy the company of loved ones, eat a delicious meal, and be thankful for our blessings. But somehow we try to live up to unattainable standards. We attempt to cook a gourmet meal, decorate like Martha Stewart, and have a spotless house. No wonder we all get so stressed out during the holidays. If you have trouble relaxing during Thanksgiving, try some of these Thanksgiving tips to reduce stress so you can enjoy your holiday, too.
Thanksgiving Tips to Reduce Stress- Make a Plan
Make a schedule and plan for Thanksgiving. Decide on the Thanksgiving
menu, figure out which chores need to be done, find out how many guests
are arriving, and any other important information you will need before
After your plan is made up for Thanksgiving, call your guests. Ask if there are any dishes they would like to volunteer to bring. Most people have a particular recipe that they are particularly proud of and would love to bring to show off. This helps reduce your cooking responsibilities for Thanksgiving dinner. If money is tight, this can also help reduce stress during Thanksgiving immensely.
Reduce Holiday Stress With Carefully Chosen Recipes
Find recipes for Thanksgiving that can be made ahead. The weekend before
Thanksgiving, go ahead and bake your famous homemade rolls. Then
carefully bag them up and freeze them. On Thanksgiving Day, take your
thawed rolls out of the refrigerator and just throw them in the oven to
reheat! There are many recipes that you can make this way and save
yourself a lot of time and stress on Thanksgiving Day. On the subject of
recipes, if you decide to try new Thanksgiving recipes, be sure to test
them out before Thanksgiving Day. No since in causing Thanksgiving
stress by finding out a new recipe is a disaster.
Holiday Cleaning Tips to Reduce Stress
When you start cleaning for Thanksgiving, make sure that you don't try
to do it all yourself. Delegate cleaning chores for Thanksgiving to
other family members as well. If you can afford it and time is running
out, hire a cleaning service to help you out.
Follow these Thanksgiving tips to reduce stress. Holidays were meant to be enjoyed, not to be spent proving that you are an overachiever. Do the best you can do, allow others to help out, and then enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, even if it's not perfect.