Nov 11, 2021 in Life Coaching

Do You Get Anxious on Thanksgiving?

Learn how to overcome it.

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Are you asking yourself "why is Thanksgiving so stressful?"

Whilst some enjoy the holidays and pleasantries that these days have to offer, there are still plenty of others out there who find it to be stressful. They tend to get more anxious and depressed during these periods. 

If this is you, there's nothing to be ashamed of. You can deal with it and overcome these negative emotions. 

Thanksgiving is known to be a day in which gratitude is expressed and many families gather to enjoy a nice meal and socialize. 

You can make the most of this and enjoy Thanksgiving to the fullest. In this article, we also share articles that were written by professionals that others like you found helpful. These professionals are also available to be booked for 1:1 sessions with you.

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Thanksgiving Stress Management and How to Overcome Your Anxiety

Here we will give some Thanksgiving stress management tips and advice on how to deal with your anxiety so that you can enjoy this day. 

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See how you can reduce stress in your life. Written by Susan Middleton, Online Therapist.

Confide in Your Friends and Family

Speak to your closest family members or friends about how you feel and lean on them for support. By confiding and sharing your feelings with those whom you trust, you won't be judged. 

Instead, they will provide you with the support you need. You'll also feel better once you've confided in someone.

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Do you struggle with anxiety? Learn more and read this article by Joseph Beer, Online Life Coach.

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Meditation, breathing exercises and mindfulness do wonders for anxiety and mental health in general. So, ideally, you'll want to start before Thanksgiving. 

Learn how to use some of the breathing techniques that help with easing anxiety. Even if you start feeling anxious on Thanksgiving, find a quiet spot and meditate. 

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Learn how to release fear and find peace. Read this article by Megan McCarthy, Online Life Coach. 

In this article, Rita Hurry speaks about meditation and stress. Read on to learn more. 

See why you should practice mindfulness for more peace and joy. Written by Tony Fahkry, Online Life Coach. 

Keep Yourself Occupied

Meal preparation on Thanksgiving

If you find yourself feeling anxious on Thanksgiving, find something to do. Prepare dinner, set up the tables, or do any other chore that will keep you occupied and distracted. 

Try not to be anti-social but take short breaks when you need them!

Spend Wisely

If your Thanksgiving stress is centered around financial issues, then plan a budget and stick to it! Remember, there's no need to splurge and overspend. 

You can still have a great Thanksgiving without breaking the bank!

If You're Alone

Celebrating Thanksgiving alone

If you're spending Thanksgiving alone due to the pandemic or any other reason, we understand that it's difficult and that you're probably feeling lonely. However, you can still make it a special day. 

Prepare your own meals or do something that'll make you feel happy. The most important thing is to keep yourself distracted so that you don't feel left out. 

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Here are 7 self-care strategies that help you to manage stress. Written by Gloria Halim, Online Nutritionist. 

Get Professional Help

Help that meets your needs from an Expert is just a click away! On WikiExpert, you can read articles that were authored by professionals.

You can also book a session with an Online Life Coach, Counselor, or Therapist to help you deal with your anxiety and stress before Thanksgiving.

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