Thanksgiving is a day typically filled with gratitude, joy, and – most importantly – eating! Despite so much change since the pandemic, the act of devouring a great meal for Thanksgiving dinner has remained true through it all. While most of us look forward to sitting down for that illustrious meal, Turkey Day includes so much more.
From overcooking the turkey to an uncomfortable conversation arising, making it through your Thanksgiving unscathed can be tricky. If you’re more worried than excited about Thanksgiving this year, here are a few tips to make it more manageable.
Go Grocery Shopping Early
The few days leading up to Turkey Day are infamous for having chaotic grocery store crowds. Millions of Americans are frantically shopping for the same common ingredients, as they hope to fill their tables come Thanksgiving Dinner.
In order to avoid this madness, it is important to plan ahead. Make a list of what you need to get and see if you can purchase items earlier than expected to beat the crowds. Many popular Thanksgiving Day dishes are made from non-perishable goods, meaning you can stock up on them in advance, and they will still be good to eat on Thanksgiving.
Be Smart in Scheduling Travel
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and preparing to visit friends and family on that last week of November can feel like a daunting task. Even in the world of COVID-19, approximately 50 million Americans still traveled for Thanksgiving last year.
In order to reduce your stress regarding travel, it is important to stay on top of your plans. Researching alternative routes and planning ahead are effective ways to help you travel more efficiently this year.
Avoid Controversial Conversations
One of the quickest ways to derail your Turkey Day is to spark up an uncomfortable conversation. Topics such as politics are often contentious and can often lead to disagreement and conflict. Keeping the banter light and playful is key to having an enjoyable holiday.
Planning ahead is one of the easiest ways to help make your Thanksgiving holiday celebrations go smoothly. Just like Thanksgiving, planning ahead is also pivotal for your retirement. If you’re looking for a retirement plan that can help you achieve your retirement planning goals, we can help. We are here to help you gather all the information you need to create a complete retirement plan, from finances to lifestyle and much more. Schedule your Complimentary Retirement Chat today!
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