Do you have a hangover?
A happiness hangover!
Is there even such a thing?
The answer to that question is a resounding YES!
Data shows that today.... is one of the highest
DEPRESSION based days of the year.
Why is that?
The answer to that question
is based on the downfall following
The Happiness High
after the holidays.
This day registers for many folks
much in the same way as Postpartum does.
Most of us are unaware of the fact
that a subconscious excitement brews
in the days leading up to the Holiday Season.
As we look forward to visiting with family,
putting up decorations, seeing the twinkling lights,
eating great food,
and living a few moments out of the year
where people are on their best behavior....
our brains are producing connections
and chemicals to register each of them
with the feelings of excitement and joy
(which is wonderful.... if you know how to continue those chemicals).
Often the holidays are linked to a great deal of dopamine
and other "feel good" chemicals....
whether those be from family, or even food.
Our brains also release those same chemicals (linked to happiness)
when we see holiday lights and hear sounds of once a year music.
And then...... there is TODAY....
when it's all OVER!
Leaving a mess to clean up,
decorations to put back in the attic,
lights to take down,
bills to somehow pay,
hyper kids home from school,
bodies that are feeling way toooooo full
(with hopes to finally start working out),
jobs to go back to and family that have all gone home.
That's why today is linked to such high rates of Depression and Anxiety!
So.... what can you do about that?
The answer is...to learn how to
change your brain chemicals
by finding new ways to
bring them back up to the Happiness High
they were on over the last month.
FIND SOMETHING else
to look forward to and work toward.
It's really that simple.
Our brain registers high levels
of endorphins when we are working for
and making progress toward a goal.....
even if that goal was unconsciously getting ready for Christmas.
And.... what better time than NOW!
as we are about to begin a new DECADE
...to start a new goal.
Did you know that there is a great deal
of data and research toward
how to set and actually achieve goals?
And even loads more data showing why
only a tiny percentage (1% of Americans)
actually achieve those goals.
The reason for that shocking number is quite simple.
The truth is....the reason most people
do NOT accomplish their goals,
is because 97% do NOT set them.
There is a HUGE difference between
setting a goal and making a new year's resolution.
Blanket resolutions (often the same ones you made last year)
tend to lead toward feeling of Depression
when you don't do them.
Goals.... (even small ones like getting up without hitting snooze)
release "feel good" endorphins in your brain......
each time you accomplish them,
and actually make it easier for you
to achieve larger goals.
It is so important for your brain,
to set small goals
(I call them Daily BABY STEPS)
to teach your brain to make neurological connections for you
to believe in yourself
(that you are the kind of person
who has the ability to reach your GOALS).
When you start achieving the little ones,
your brain creates connections for you to achieve the BIGGER ones.
Start today.... and give your brain & your life
the best gift this season......
CREATE neurological connections
for it to start BELIEVING
you have the ability to achieve greatness
(by setting DAILY Baby Step Goals)...
and before you know it,
YOU will be living
the life you've always wanted!
For the next 5 days
(until midnight on Dec. 31st) .....
I am offering my 10-to-WIN
Vision Board Training as a Complimentary Gift
(teaching you all the SCIENCE behind
goal setting and visualization)
when you register for
The January 21 Day GRATITUDE Boost Program.
Start your NEW Decade off like never before
with teaching, training, and daily encouragement
that can help you...
Use your BRAIN to Change your LIFE!
or simply.... get yourself a JOURNAL,
a notebook, or just a piece of paper
and write down your goals.
Put them somewhere you will see them daily,
and start doing Daily Baby Step Goals
to teach your brain
you can accomplish what you've set out to do.
REMEMBER....Each little accomplishment
will create a chemical rush in your brain
helping you to KEEP your HAPPINESS HIGH all year long.
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!