Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!
How ya doing? Hoping and praying that you are alright. That you have love in your heart and joy in your soul!
I wrote this post eleven years ago, and it shows me how infant I was in my destressing phase. The words in red are what I wrote. Silly, I know, but those who read my blog are on the journey to destress with me, which is super cool. I appreciate and love you so very much. I also wonder how far you have come in your destressing along your life. It would be pretty cool to know.
I am reposting this because so many families conjure up drama about somebody or someone in the family or friends circle that will show up for Thanksgiving.
How do we destress for Thanksgiving? Drop the fricken drama.
When I was a little girl, we always went to my Grandma's house for Thanksgiving, and there was zero drama and zero stress. As I got older and my Grandma passed away, we'd have Thanksgiving at different places. Occasionally there was theatrics, and sometimes there were not!
I would like to say I refuse to participate in adolescence, but periodically I'd get sucked into it by telling a person to not dramatize. I've learned to not say anything anymore because that person would always get angry and create more disruption because how dare I! LOL! I consider that my fault and I don't do it anymore.
I certainly am grateful that I do not have to spend the holidays with dramatic people, LOL... But if I do, I try to ignore it and focus on the good.
My humble opinion about chilling out on Thanksgiving is precisely what I was trying to say in my words below.
Here I go, back in time...
How to destress yourself for Thanksgiving.
So, how do you destress yourself for Thanksgiving?
First, have fun and be playful.
Second, enjoy the food and indulge! Do not get mad at yourself or talk negatively about how much you overate and will be fat forever! News flash! Thanksgiving is about eating some seriously delicious creations of food and dessert and giving thanks.
Third, enjoy the company. Listen in your conversations. Do not think about anything negative, be grateful for the person's good and that they are in your life.
Fourth, take a nap after you get really full. I love this one. As a matter of fact, it is my favorite.
Fifth, don't worry, be happy. Leave your stress outside of your mind and enjoy the people you are with and the place you are at.
Ha Ha Ha! Those are just reminders. You may not need them, but maybe you may. Destressing is all about the exquisite focus on the affirmative. Appreciation is the truth, especially on Thanksgiving.
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