De-stress Before, During, and After the Holidays
Thanksgiving Day is almost here and the preparations are about to begin. Try and remember what the holiday is all about when you are up to your elbows in Turkey giblets or pie filling and the kids are running around the house like crazy little animals. The chaos can be fun if you allow it to be as long as you can de-stress when things get too hectic.
Levity, the burnt biscuits are not the end of the world (I either forget to put them in the oven or forget I put them there every year)! Each time the thrill and cheer of the holiday begins to fade. You feel like your nerves are frazzling or your eye begin twitching try this exercise:
Close your eyes (please not if you are using a big knife or standing in front of a hot oven) keeping your mouth closed, inhale slowly through your nose. Push your belly out as you inhale so you are getting a full breath. Now as slowly as possible exhale through your nose (mouth closed) concentrate on bringing your belly button towards your spine, then repeat until you feel your stress melt away.
Now, de-stressed, the kids antics can be amusing, the noise festive, and the relative’s debates entertaining. Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner.
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