You don’t need me to tell you the five easy steps for a perfect Thanksgiving. The Internet is full of suggestions and there have been books written on the subject (my favorite is Sam Sifton’s “Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well”; keep it in mind for next year).
At this point, there are only five other steps you need to take to make your Thanksgiving perfect. Actually, it’s five breaths, not five steps. Just remember to breathe, and everything will be perfect. According to The New York Times (and sages from across time):
Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times.
Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system.
I’ll have my drawing pad, but everyone has their lungs. Make the most of them this holiday. If you want to learn more, here's the Times article.