“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner
- Let those you are going to Thanksgiving Dinner with not drinking, and ask them to please respect your wishes and not pressure you to drink.
- Bring your own alcohol-free beverage or recipe to make while you are at the dinner event to give you something to do.
- Have a plan on what to do when a trigger or stressor arises (deep breathing for relaxation, go to a quiet room and stretch, repeat positive mantras, listen to a podcast, or text a friend for comfort).
- Focus on creating a new tradition such as making a new dish, learning a new game, getting up early and workout, unwinding with candlelight yoga, or a special mindful meditation.
- Schedule a yoga session or massage within the next few days after Thanksgiving Day to have a reward to look forward to.
- Choose your gathering carefully, and don’t be afraid to throw your own Thanksgiving for friends and family or even spend it alone.
- Get involved in your community by volunteering at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Invite friends and family members to join you as well.
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