4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Less Stressful

posted 11/10/2014 in General

Let’s face it: the holidays can be stressful, especially if you’re hosting a family get-together at your house. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, you have most likely have started thinking about everything you will need to do to, like cleaning the house, purchasing food, making the food, and so on.

But the holidays aren’t meant to be stressful. They’re supposed to be a time enjoyed with your family. At Lincoln Savings Bank, we understand the importance of family and want to help make your Thanksgiving as stress-free as possible. We’ve come up with a few ways to help, so if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year, here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Take the time to get prepared- while it will take some of your time, preparing a little bit now will help keep your stress levels down. Figure out how many people will be coming, if you need any additional seating and start planning out your menu. While we’re on the subject of food…

  • Stick to tradition- don’t reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to. The staples of any Thanksgiving are readily available in grocery stores, so keep it simple.

  • Don’t do it all yourself- whether you need guests to bring a side dish or just need some extra help getting your home or the food ready, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  • Prepare the day before as much as possible- anything you can get done the day before Thanksgiving can help relieve stress. Peel potatoes, vacuum and dust the house, get the table set and bake any desserts to get those tasks out of the way before guests arrive on the big day.

What other tricks do you employ to manage your stress when hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? Feel free to leave us a comment on our Facebook page with your stress busting tips.

No one likes feeling stressed out or anxious during the holidays, so try these tips to keep your cool and create an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family.

If there’s any way Lincoln Savings Bank can help reduce the stress in your life when it comes to finances (sorry, we can’t cook your turkey), come by your nearest LSB office today!

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