Just two days until Thanksgiving left. The tension of ‘getting it all done’ is well underway both for checking off Christmas lists as well as making sure everything is ready for the turkey. This time of year can be very tiring if we let it. Possibly so tiring we may even forget to place our focus on the things we are most thankful for.
Here are 3 ways to thankfulness that may help as you feel the busyness of the season upon you.
Staying up late and rising early to get done what needs to get done will surely leave you feeling drained and far from having a spirit of thankfulness. Be sure to make rest a priority during this busy time so you are at your peak during the day.
This might mean organizing your to-do list a bit more to make sure you can make rest a priority. Organizing the meal prep and shopping trips will help you work more efficiently and get more done.
Maybe you already your to-do list but when you look at it you shake your head not knowing how you can possibly do all this. If so, your to-do list needs some improvement. Go back over your list and see if there is anything that may be really doesn’t need to be done as much as you thought it did.
Don’t be afraid to pull some things off your list that are more “would be nice” instead of “need to get done”.
Be sure to build into your schedule time to sit down and take a break from the have-to-dos on your list and relax. Use this time to very specifically think about what you are most thankful right now in your life.
In what ways has God blessed you that you want to recognize and be thankful for?