How do you feel around this time of year? Are you irritable, resistant, and uncomfortable?
Are you joyous, pleasant, or at peace?
For many of us, Thanksgiving is a holiday that either brings you joy and happiness or agitation and unhappiness. Thanksgiving is the type of holiday that can truly depress you and make you anxious. The challenges of family gatherings, getting along with disliked family members, coworkers, or friends, gathering enough food for everyone and keeping things clean/presentable, making it through endless (and most often senseless) holiday crowds, making it through the commercialized traps of the holiday season, and staying sane can all overwhelm you. It is important that you (or someone you love) ensure that your mental and emotional health are taken care of. It is very easy to get caught up in the holiday and lose touch with yourself.
This article will suggest ways that you can find strength through your frustration, peace despite your racing thoughts, and meaning for the remaining days of the year.