How do you prepare for Thanksgiving? Are you fired up for a festive family reunion, busy planning meals and displaying decorations? Or are you frozen with anxiety, overwhelmed and exhausted just thinking about your To-Do list?
To help you have a fabulous turkey day and holiday season ahead, here are a few research-backed tips for bringing out your best, both mentally and physically:
Laughter is good medicine. It decreases stress hormones and boosts immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, improving disease resistance. Laughing also triggers the release of endorphins (feel-good chemicals) and promotes an overall sense of well-being.
Research shows that a clean, clutter-free work space may help people to focus and work more productively. People who live in clean houses also tend to be happier and calmer. Before plunging into holiday mode, give yourself a mental head start by clearing out clutter that may be bogging you down and robbing you of vital energy.
Make YOU your #1 priority.
Two words—self care. Now, pick up the phone and call us to schedule that Vanquish ME™ fat reduction session or lip augmentation you’ve been dreaming about. Or, simply take a moment out of your busy day to sit on your couch and do absolutely nothing. When you make time for you, you can reduce your stress level, boost your mood, and enhance your serenity so you’ll be pleasant and present for the holidays.
Other proven stress reducers and mood boosters include exercise, listening to soothing music, socializing with friends, cuddling, deep breathing, and hanging out with your pet.