It’s happening! Thanksgiving is upon us and all that comes with it. For some of us it can be a ‘charged’ time of year. Either dealing with family scenarios or FOOD. What to eat, how much to eat, what will they think of what I eat, staying sane… Let’s keep it simple. It’s a holiday, enjoy! And remember, “It’s progress, not perfection.”
Here are a few things bouncing around my brain:
If you do want to stay on track, offer to bring a dish or two you approve of to share. I will be bringing this fall salad. And here is a handy serving size guide. No need to be confrontational with family and friends. All that needs to be said is, “I feel better eating this way.” It should be about spending time together! I, for one, love my mashed potatoes and stuffing and will be having some without any guilt! (And the Pumpkin Pie.)
Kimberly Snyder (I have mentioned her blog before) has some clean eating Thanksgiving recipes. Even a pumpkin parfait alternative. There are so many resources to look up either on “the google” or (my fav) Pintrest.
I will, however, add a green smoothie to my day just so I know that I got a great dose of healthy goodness in. Take a pic and use #steepedinwellness; I would love to see what your drink concoctions entail!
By thinking of something to be grateful/thankful for each day this month has caused me to pause. Starting in December, I will begin a daily meditation practice. I have heard good things about Headspace. And they have a free ten day trial. Ten minutes of guided meditation a day for 10 days doesn’t seem too intimidating. Do it with me! I recently read that:
“Overwhelm is the lack of self care.” So self care it is!
We have all heard of (dum da dum dum)… Black Friday. BUT have you heard of Good Karma Friday? If you are in the Milwaukee area, check out The Waxwing on North Ave. A percentage of proceeds will be going to a local special cause, something to consider. And of course, Shop Small Saturday! I am looking forward to stopping by Permanent Baggage and Sparrow on my way home from work. They are having deal$!
I hope you are all enjoying the Gratitude Challenge; it’s kinda fun! Don’t forget to log ’em in at the end of the month. We will pick a winner!
That’s it! It’s a busy week so I don’t want to take up more of your time. Be kind to yourselves and enjoy the season 🙂
It’s Progress not Perfection.
Steeping in Wellness,