In this episode of Overcoming Emotional Overeating podcast, Wendi talks about what you can do on Thanksgiving. How you can help ground yourself through this day and other ways to use connection-oriented tools to help you through the day of Thanksgiving, actually connect with yourself and with others, and leave the food in its place.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” - Meister Eckhart
One of the initial elements that comes into play is the social element of Thanksgiving.
Who are you going to be with on this day?
Do you love who you're going to be with? And can you be intentional in who you surround yourself with?
The emotional or psychological element of Thanksgiving.
These holidays can be fraught with emotional pitfalls.
They can also be fraught with emotional mountain peaks, Things of greatness that you're excited for moments that are beautiful and wonderful.
And then there's the converse, the fear, or anxiety or worries.
The best thing to do on this day is to feel grounded, calm and oriented, so you're able to make decisions around food and have choices.
If you are in a group of people on this day, it's important also that you learn. How do you feel in that group?
Environmental or physical.
Fit in a place or a space or a chair that makes you feel comfortable, but not so much that you're thinking into it.
What time of day are you going to eat?
No skipping meals before this meal.
What else can you do to ignite a connection besides just the connection to the food?
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault