Happiness is a strong indicator of overall well-being. Poor holiday traditions like excessive shopping and overeating can stress the body emotionally as well as physically. Feelings of holiday sadness, loneliness or even depression can develop as a result.
The holiday season is a time for joy, love and togetherness. Research continues to demonstrate that a positive, happy mindset contributes to a healthy lifestylenot just the other way around. Positivity actually helps the body decrease levels of inflammation.
Below are five practical tips to help you stay mentally tough throughout the Christmas season.
Spirituality, prayer and religious study help us overcome short-term hardships and even help to prevent long-term cognitive decline.