4 Ways to Ruin Your Thanksgiving

By Tim Peters

Turkey HeadThanksgiving is a great holiday. I find that this holiday provides a great time to refresh and recharge for the final push of the year.  I must admit that I have not always maximized this time.  Below I have tips to help you not MESS UP Thanksgiving.

1. Work more than you rest.

It is okay to STOP and REST.  Your body and mind need rest.  You have been going hard for almost an entire year. Twitter, Email, Facebook can all go on hold.  Put down the phone and step away from the computer.

2. Talk more than you listen.

More than likely you will attend many social gatherings over the holiday with friends and family.  Please do not be the one who talks more than listens.  You know this person …  The one obsessed with using the popular pronoun “I” over and over again.

3. Spend more than you give.

Black Friday.  Need I say more.  It is called Black Friday.  The color black reminds me of death.  Do not blow all the money you earned on what retailers call “great deals.”  Set a budget and buy only what people need and want.  Not just what they want.

4. Eat more than you need.

I am a fan of great food.  But I am not a fan of bloating and heartburn.  Limit your portions and select one dessert to consume.  Do not fall into the trap of looming around the dessert and leftovers.  Step away.

Practice these tips and you will not ruin your Thanksgiving.

Source: TimPeters.org

Tim Peters

Tim Peters helps organizations grow by resolving challenges with branding, marketing and technology solutions He loves seeing organizations of all sizes come alive when they identify the best solutions to advance their cause. With 10+ years of branding, marketing, and strategy experience, he has consulted small businesses, mega churches and multi-million dollar for-profit corporations. With a spontaneously creative brain and a systematic personality, Tim is seen by his clients as one of the best idea generators and executors. He lives in The Woodlands, Texas with his wife, Meagan, and their three children. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Marketing. In his free time, you will find him hanging out with his family and playing golf. For more thoughts, follow him on Twitter.