We are creatures of habit, but the holidays should never feel like a routine. Want to spruce up Thanksgiving this year? Here are some ideas.
Thanksgiving requires lots of preparation, consumption and cleaning. This can be tiring, especially the preparation part. There’s no better way to jump start your day than by getting active outside. If the weather permits, go on a local Turkey Trot this season (Nov. 24, 2019 in Long Beach), set out on a hike, or take the dogs out for a walk around the neighborhood. This will increase your appetite and give you a moment away from family to clear your mind for the day ahead.
Taking stock of all the positive aspects of our life is a guaranteed happiness boost, and Thanksgiving is a fitting day to try out this practice. You can write a list of five things you’re thankful for while mindfully recounting the things you write down. Or, if you’re looking for a more interactive approach, make it a point to tell your family or friends why you’re thankful for them on this special day.
Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of cooking and cleaning, and it’s alright to mix it up for a change. Use the day for rest and relaxation rather than wondering if the turkey will come out raw or bone-dry. Make dinner plans ahead of time so come Thanksgiving, all you need to do is work up an appetite. The Atlantica Restaurant at Allegria Hotelwill once again host the annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The feast will include a selection of salads, a prime rib carving station, the classic turkey breast, potatoes, brussel sprouts and sweet potato puree. You can also count on various desserts for the picking. As we say, gobble until you wobble!
Vegging out after a big meal is totally called for on this holiday, but after the football games and post-feast-nap, plan an interactive activity for the family. This could involve a board game, a romp in the backyard, or a stroll along the boardwalk to help ease that full feeling.