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5 Tips for a Joyful Holiday and Beyond

Happy woman raising arms on winter holidays Do you look forward to the Holidays with anticipation or dread? This can be a stressful time for many people.

We overload ourselves with too much to do, too much to buy, and let’s face it, families can be challenging at times.

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Smile and Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays – Health & Wellbeing Series #4

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Ten Reasons to Smile and Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays

Holidays can produce joy OR stress, or both! You can create your own holiday mood by taking control of your emotions using smiles and laughter. Your body will respond immediately with happy feelings when you smile – and if you want to make other people happy, follow the same recipe – smiling and laughter. Here are 10 reasons to Smile and Laugh your way through the holidays, including some great youtube links to laughter-inducing funniest home videos!

1. Smiling Triggers the Release of Endorphins

The more endorphins you release, the happier you are! When you smile the muscle movement in your face triggers your brain to activate neurotransmitters which release endorphins. Endorphins like dopamine and serotonin are our feel-good chemicals.

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