Spending Turkey Day away from the fam this year? Here’s how to keep the cheer alive.
Many of us, for one reason or another, find ourselves many miles from home during the holiday season. And that can be a real bummer.
But you can still have a good time. Make the best of a Turkey Day apart from the family by doing stuff that’s fun, fulfilling, and relaxing.
Here are a few suggestions –
Watch a couple holiday classics.
Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch with a few of your favorite treats and enjoy some classic holiday movies. Most likely, you’ll find plenty of options on TV. But you can also plan ahead and rent a few good ones.
Arrange a dinner with friends.
You may not have family or a significant other around to dine with, so why not plan a dinner with friends who are in the same boat as you? Everybody can plan to contribute a dish to the feast. That way, nobody gets too stressed out.
This tip goes along with the one above. It’s easy to get stressed out when you’re away from family and have a big meal to deal with. Just remember that Thanksgiving is a day off, and you should treat it as such. Do whatever you need to do to keep stress levels low, even if that means cheating on some of the prep work.
Donate a little of your time.
We may feel sad about spending the holiday away from home, but there are many people who have it way worse. Why not give the gift of time? There are lots of volunteer opportunities happening on or around Thanksgiving Day. Take a few hours to brighten someone else’s day, and you’ll feel better too.
Send a surprise.
Just because you’re family is a plane ride away doesn’t mean you can’t have a hand in their feast. You can send them a Thanksgiving-inspired cake along with a heartfelt greeting card with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Celebrating Thanksgiving away from your family may not sound like much of a celebration. But we all have lots to be thankful for. And there’s no reason why you can’t have a great day anyway.
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