- Who will be at your house?
- Who or what you plan to avoid?
- How will you get it all done?
- What will you eat?
It can be hard to keep it all in perspective when things get crazy. Not having the right perspective can send you in a tizzy, not to mention out of control eating. To stay in control and actually enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I focusing on what is important or worrying about the wrong stuff?
Make a list of the things that are really important to you. Then make another list with the things that worry you or consume your thoughts. Do the lists match? We spend so much time worrying about things that just do not matter in the long run. If still unsure, ask yourself if that “worry” will matter next year, or the next or the next?
- Do I get mad easily?
Life is too short to let every little thing upset us. Let this year be the year to LET IT GO.
- Am I willing to ask for help when I need it?
Never think you have to do it all yourself. I am sure there are others who can do just as good of a job and want to help. What can you delegate today or ask for from a friend for family member?
As we begin the week, I pray that we all keep a perspective on what is really important and not focus on the food, everything that has to be done or worrying about the wrong stuff. A good reminder for me is Colossians 1:1-2
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
No matter what is going on in our life, we can see God’s blessings all around us if stop long enough and meditate on his goodness.
Start now, enjoying the season and stay healthy. If you want to add one simple strategy to your Christmas feast, it would be to first fill your plate with things that are fresh and of color. Enjoy those higher in calorie foods, but leave less room on your plate to control portion size. Try this Strawberry Quinoa Spinach Salad and have it be a side dish for your Christmas meal this year.
- 1 Cup Quick Cooking Quinoa
- 2 Cups of Baby Salad
- 1 Cup Strawberries, diced
- 2 small avocados
- ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prepare quinoa according to directions and mix with all other ingredients.
- Makes 4 servings
- 282 Calories
- 11 grams of Protein