Oleh Willa Lydia Sullivan -
Moderator Forum & Tim Baksos International
especially ones that involve lots of concentrated family time can test
our emotions, patience, and our best intentions to get along with loved
Here are some tips to help you weather the next few days...after
1. Pace yourself while traveling;
To be with friends and family members, but be aware during long-distance
drives of the risk of drowsy drinking. If you are flying, leave plenty
of extra time because the airport are extra crowded, and you will want
to avoid the stress of rushing.
2. Do not drink and drive;
Be cautious about drinking alcohol to excess during the holidays, and
especially do not drink and drive!
3. Schedule social event wisely;
Attending too many gatherings can leave you exhausted and unable to take
pleasure in the holidays. Doing too few can leave you feeling alone and
melancholic. Because routine and activities are suspended. Avoid large
gaps of time spent alone.
4. Celebrate wherever you are;
One of the most memorable Thanksgiving was spent on-call at the
hospital. Those of us working that day planned ahead and brought in
5. Be mentally and emotionally present;
Enjoy this year celebration; do not try to recreate past holidays-that
will just create anxiety. Parents and children should allow their
relationships to mature.
6. Savor the time spent together;
If you are visiting with older relatives, learn more about your heritage
before it is too late. Make sure that all the generations can
participate in festivities, and that everyone has a role to play.
7. Be thankful; remember it is
thanksgiving—we all have a lot to be grateful for—share your
thankfulness with others.