Why do so many of us feel more stressed than blessed this time of year? We all know, “’Tis the season to be jolly,” but those lyrics were clearly not written by someone responsible for endless rounds of holiday gift shopping, grocery store trips, present wrapping, and decorating. Let’s face it: the holidays can be stressful! Since Christmas and Hanukkah are less than a week away, we wanted to take a moment to remind you that joy is right in front of you whenever and wherever you need it; it’s simply a matter of mindfulness!
Here are few clinically-proven tools for injecting more joy into your holidays this year:
- Pause often, and drink tea!
Pausing is good for your health. Seriously! Taking small breaks throughout your day helps to increase your ability to focus, reduce stress, boost your energy and interest level, and increase your productivity. Making yourself a cup of tea is a fabulous way to take a small break. But the benefits don’t stop there. Tea is high in antioxidants — boosting your immunity and your skin’s health — and also aromatic, helping to reduce stress and enhance your serenity.
- Make your bed every morning.
It’s such a strange wellness tip, but the research on bed-making reveals that this simple homemaking tool helps to boost your productivity throughout the day and increase your self-esteem. It makes sense. Making your bed is your first activity of the day, so you’re starting your day off with a positive accomplishment!
- Be kind (and smile more!).
Kindness is truly contagious. It spreads like wildflowers! Positive psychologists have studied the effects of kind acts like holding the door open for someone, giving up your subway seat, smiling at a passer-by, or paying a colleague a compliment, and they’ve discovered that your kindness helps to improve your mood and sense of well-being as much — if not more than — the people being helped! Plus, kindness usually involves smiling, which is a terrific tool for boosting your mood. Every time you smile, even when you don’t feel like it, you are triggering your brain to release endorphins, feel-good chemicals which work to help you feel happier.
- Treat yourself!
Sometimes you need something you can look forward to, an indulgence that is only for you, especially after the frantic holiday season. How about scheduling a skin tightening treatment with us? Vivace™ Microneedle RF is the most advanced microneedling and skin tightening treatment on the market. A series of three treatments will help to tighten skin anywhere you need it for a radiant, younger-looking you in 2020! Ask us about boosting your benefits by combining your Vivace treatment with the intense healing power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).