Recovering after Thanksgiving!
Tomorrow marks a full week since Thanksgiving. This past week should have given us plenty of time to recover from our food comas, head back to the gym, eat through the leftovers, and get back into our routines. And if you haven’t gotten there yet, I hope you have a plan on doing so. Or, maybe I can help?
I may live on the “extreme” side, but last Friday my family set out in the rain to get our Christmas tree, decorated the entire home, and re-set our dining room table with hues of green and red. And of course, lights and wreaths went up! That’s an extreme case, but before you know it Christmas will be here and how good will you feel if you go into it ahead of schedule? Pretty good I would think!
In our home, we celebrate Christmas but for those that don’t, it’s a time to celebrate the end of the year and to prepare for a new year ahead. A year with fresh new goals, an agenda, a plan on how you are going to be the best you have ever been. Every New Year gives you a chance to be better, to start fresh and to refocus and realign your priorities on what really matters in life.
When it comes to making the transition between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I always recommend starting small. This way, it’s manageable, fun and most importantly realistic and achievable. Invite some friends over, head to the tree lot, pick out a tree, decorate it together, make dinner, host a cookie exchange, blast Christmas carols, or whatever it is that you do in your home to celebrate the season. Just as I speak to the power of gathering friends and family around the table together, being with others – even when we aren’t around the table – brings us such energy and joy. Before you think decorating is cumbersome, gather your friend’s together and head out. After all, “tis the season to be Jolly….”
Cheers to starting a new tradition around the table together!
Founder and true believer in the power of bringing people around The Table Together!