How To Make This Year's Thanksgiving Memorable


This is the first time I've ever been so excited for Thanksgiving. It's the little kid inside thats ready to wake up to watch the Macy's Day Parade, frost pumpkin pie shaped cookies, and create new traditions. Despite all the situations hovering around our lives, lets choose to make this year the most memorable one yet!

Here are the five new steps we should try to take this year for a happy Thanksgiving day.


MORNING ME TIME

This seems far too easy. A sentence you've probably skimmed online before, but this is a step thats usually always gets left out. Make you a priority. 

If you begin getting flustered about all the tasks that have to get done before the annual turkey day meal, you're going to miss the entire experience and find the day pass right by you. For me personally, I know that setting aside a few extra minutes or ever hours if possible, help set me up for the day. And yes, this will require you to get up on the very first alarm you set...okay you might be able to get away with the second. 

Prioritizing this into your Thanksgiving day will help you conquer all your tasks at ease and with peace. Take this time, relax, enjoy a big cup of coffee and cozy up in your favorite striped blanket. This is exactly how I'll be having my morning me time.
SOCIAL MEDIA DETOXING

Did you feel a little sting? I know I did. 

So, let's do this right after you've read these next few steps. I can promise it's going to be a tough one to face when you want to constantly be sharing all the aspects of your day with others on places like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook. As fun as these social sites are, it's important to be apart of conversations with family or friends, attentive to your surroundings, and focused on building memories you'll always remember. 

Think of this detox like a good quality, hardcore, clarifying mud mask. Mud masks are used to help draw out impurities and clarify skin. It's going to brighten, balance, and refresh skin. If we apply this 'life mask' to your day today, you're life is going to feel clearer without all the clogged feeds we're all guilty of going through. All of our favorite apps will still be there, ready to update our status's tomorrow. 


TRY A NEW RECIPE

Traditional stuffings and your aunt's creamy potatoes are always safe dishes because they are a hit every year, but what if we spiced things up this time around. Since changing my entire diet, this is the first year I'm going to be what others might think of as "missing out" on all the good stuff. I can tell you that it actually inspired me to cook even more! 

Not only am I incorporating one new recipe this year, but the entire plate that sits in front of me during loud munches and laughter around the dinner table, is going to be all brand new to my palate. Some of the yummy dishes I decided to go with are mashed sweet potato casserole, lentil loaf, poached pears, vegan gravy, and coconut flour sugar cookies. By incorporating recipes or maybe a whole new dish you've never tried, you're going to feel more inspired to have fun cooking rather than rushed to please and meet all the Thanksgiving dinner needs. 


TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE AND SLOW DOWN

This year studies show that 2016 is going to be the most air, land, and sea traveled Holiday yet. Seasons of celebration usually involve going away to visit distant family and friends or even just a drive to the local market for all your last minute errands. 

Today, it's time to stop the rush and take the scenic route. This little step may require you to plan an extra hour when heading to the airport or grabbing a friend to help you run to the grocery store. The Barrett's plan in taking this action mean driving an extra half hour and taking the long way round. Since both of our families reside in Vermont and we live in a small city in northern New York, we are constantly racking up the miles on our Jeep Patriot to travel. Whatever your route today, try to stop the rush to enjoy the surrondings.
TAKE A PHOTO

Did you catch how photo is not plural? This means just taking one or two cute selfies with family and friends or a close up of the beautiful table set up in front of you. I know I'm going to need a few slaps on the wrist and helpful reminders not go overboard on photos to make this Thanksgiving memorable. 

Studies have proven that taking too many pictures may prevent us from forming detailed memories. When this thought crossed my mind, it seemed like another one of those step that everyone already does and shouldn't necessarily be reminded to do. Although this, I decided to include it because I'm about to let you in on a little secret. This last photo I can recall from Thanksgiving day was one I wouldn't say I particularly love. I've missed out on more than a few chances to capture all the moments shared and hugs exchanged, in almost a third of all my Thanksgiving years. Don't miss out! 


The desire of my heart, is for all of you to have the greatest holiday yet! I hope these few simple steps will help in achieving just that. I choose to say this Thanksgiving is going to be a memorable one. 

Have a happy Thanksgiving friends!

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