The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health
a holiday half-kick

1. Manage Your Expectations.  Remember …Thanksgiving is just like any other day in life.  It’s filled with ups, downs,  glitches and unexpected happenings .  Whatever your expectations of Thanksgiving may be, please lower them right now! 

Do you think every dish is going to be delicious?  Think again.
Do you think that none of your buttons are going to get pushed?  Think again.
Do you think that the air will be filled with happiness and gratitude every single second of this fabulous family day?  Think again.
Manage your expectations!

2. Don’t Regress.  Your brother isn’t 13, and you’re not 9.  It doesn’t matter that he was bigger than you, elbowed you, teased you, took your favorite toy and smashed it!  NO! It really is NOT relevant in the NOW.  Let go of the past! 

3. Celebrate You. If you find that your self-esteem suffers around your family or your partner's family, make sure to go in armed with the knowledge of all the wonderful qualities that you possess. Are you strong? Thoughtful? Creative? Whimsical? Friendly? Determined? Caring? Funny? Celebrate you! Write down the qualities you like most about yourself and bring the list with you to the meal. If you start to feel insecure, excuse yourself and take a quick peek. It will be hard to feel low about someone so great!

4. Give the Little Kids a Break.  All that energy, all that food, all that sugar.  It’s inevitable. Someone is going to spill something, cry, get cranky, fall down, break something.  Prepare ahead of time.  Bring enough games, DVDs and books to occupy the little ones.  And bring a bag of extra patience for yourself.

5. Pretend “They” are Someone Else’s Family.  Don’t we all love our friend’s family?  Don’t we find them interesting, loving, and funny?  Pretend that you are not related to ‘them.’  Get a fresh start; a new perspective and you may be surprised find that they’re not so bad after all.

6. Become a  Foto-Food Journalist.  Bring a camera and give yourself a journalistic assignment. Perhaps you can take a photo of each person eating, or holding a plate filled with their favorite food? Interview them and ask “What is it that is so compelling about pumpkin pie?”

7. Wear Tight Pants. Take your winter sweats, loose pants, elastic waist –bands and ditch ‘em. You will definitely eat less if there is no room to grow.

8. Say “No, Thank you.”   Even though some people show their love through food, you don’t have to eat it!  Rehearse saying “No, Thank You!” In numerous languages, just in case English doesn’t work.

9. Visualize. Instead of losing control and feeling really bad about yourself at the end of the day, in addition to possibly feeling ill from 'it all,' at the very onset of the day, before you venture out into the world, sit in a quiet place and visualize.

Visualize that it is the end of the day.  Yes, you made it through the day, and you are feeling proud.  You enjoyed the day,  practiced moderation, enjoyed the company of others, felt grateful for what you do have in your life (your glass is more than half full).  Add any details to vision in your mind’s eye that bring forth visions of happiness, success, actions that are in alignment with your values and goals.   Make it real, set your intention and carry this image with you! Yes, you can make it through the holidays without the glaze!

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About Janice: Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books and a syndicated Columnist. She writes for The Huffington Post,, Today's Health and Wellness Magazine and She is on faculty at Kripalu Yoga & Health, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, New York Open Center and The Crossings at Austin, Texas.

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