Leave the cell phone behind. Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays where the family is together. For this special moment, consider not bringing your cell phone to the dinner table or maybe to the event at all. Overcome the impulse to constantly look at your gadget and instead spend that time and energy with the people you love most.
Savor the meal. In many countries, people eat slowly and savor the time spent together. Studies show that the average meal in America is 11 minutes long, but take this Thanksgiving to increase that time and savor the food being served.