5 Things to Focus on Today Besides Food

Article posted in: Lifestyle

For many, today is a day full of celebrations. And although a celebratory spread will no doubt be present, it’s important to remember what the holidays are really about. Regardless of what you celebrate, there are certain aspects of all holidays that you shouldn’t take for granted. Here are five things to focus on besides the food this holiday—and every one thereafter:

Loved Ones
How often do you get to have your distant cousins, your college-age niece and your brother’s new baby all in one room? The holidays have a way of bringing us all together and there’s something really special about that. Take a minute to bask in the beauty of your family. No amount of dessert can make you feel quite as good as they can.

Holiday Cheer
Ever notice how the world seems a little nicer this time of year? People are doing good deeds and budding you happy holidays. Even during your gatherings with family and friends, there is an air of good will. A year from now, you probably won’t remember what side dishes you enjoyed. But you probably will remember how magical your celebrations were. Focus on that fact and it will be easier to skip the seconds.

Making Merry
From playing board games to caroling to gift swapping galore, there are plenty of fun activities to engage in today that don’t involve chowing down on cheese and crackers or an extra helping of ham. Who needs to pig out when there’s festive fun to be had?

The Slower Pace
Sure, the holidays can mean a whole lot of hustle and bustle. But isn’t it nice to step away from the stress of jobs and school and daily routines? Taking a break from daily life is a nice break, even if you are running from house to house for holiday visits.

The Sights, Smells and Sounds
From the sparkling lights to the aromatic candles and pine needles to the festive music playing in the background, holiday celebrations are like a smorgasbord for your senses. Take it all in today; it’s there for you to enjoy!