Do you usually start off Thanksgiving Day by running around trying to remember where you put the tin foil just before everyone arrives? If you answered yes, then we have the solution to make this Thanksgiving Day one of preparedness and relaxation. Go ahead and close your eyes, imagine that you're sitting down with the family, enjoying a nice conversation before dinner is served.
Stress develops when the realities of day-to-day life conflict with our efforts to make the holiday season perfect. Between the large formal meals and extra guests to prepare for, we lose sight of why we celebrate these events in the first place. Taking steps to get things in order ahead of time can help reduce seasonal stress.