(S)o much is happening now; you must be patient like someone who is sick, and confident like someone who is recovering; for perhaps you are both. And more: you are also the doctor, who has to watch over himself.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
First, just in case anybody needs to do this kind of Thanksgiving prep:
10 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family
Tensing your muscles and releasing them is a very effective way to relax. I like doing it with my eyes shut, but this video from Children's Mercy Hospital does have some interesting visuals. So put on your headphones and listen, eyes open or not: