Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feel-good day we’ll talk about the Christmas season and all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it, as well as the stress. I know all about stress during the holiday season and it’s very real, but there are ways we can harness holiday stress.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[1:15] Go to carsonnatural.com/resources for a variety of free resources to help you live a healthier life.
[1:38] Dr. Phil has worked retail sales during the holidays in the past and knows how stressful this time of year can be.
[2:47] How does stress affect you? New research is showing that the harmful part of stress often stems from what we believe about stress.
[4:55] Dr. Phil recently taught a class about how stress affects hormones. How we view stress in our lives can cause more harm than the stress itself.
[6:06] As you encounter stress over the holidays, consider your attitude toward these stressors.
[6:58] Stress by definition is a response that your body produces reflecting what you are thinking and feeling in that moment.
[7:55] The only way to change what is happening in our bodies is to change the way we’re thinking.
[8:13] Instead of framing our situation as a fight or flight situation; we try to think of it as producing a challenge response. This can give us more energy and ability to take charge of our situation.
[9:18] We need to be more open to the possible health benefits of stress.
[12:56] It is people’s attitudes and thoughts that can contribute to their premature death related to stress.
[13:28] This episode’s Feeling Good Superhero is Santa. What is Santa’s nickname? Jolly Old Saint Nick. I encourage you to be more like Santa over the holidays and be more jolly. Be more joyful and happy and spread that joy and happiness like Santa Claus does. He is spreading joy and happiness and peace. When we are encountering stressful situations we can spread joy and peace. Let’s be more like Santa.
[15:15] The greatest joys in life come not from you being lifted by others, but rather by others being lifted by you.
[15:34] Please check out the free resources at carsonnatural.com/resources and check out Carson Natural Health on Facebook, and join Dr. Phil every Friday, during the noonday hour, Central Time, for his weekly Facebook Live broadcast called Feeling Good Fridays—broadcast from a different location every week.
[16:24] Please join us next week as we will have a special guest with us to share some health tips that can make those last few days leading up to Christmas as enjoyable as possible.
[16:45] Go back and listen to our podcast from last week and learn about our Holiday mini course called Seven Keys to Avoiding Holiday Humps, Bumps, and Lumps mini course, plus get free bonus content to help you survive the holidays and to get ready for your New Year’s resolutions.
[17:14] Have health questions or are you interested in free resources? Visit carsonnatural.com for free resources or for a question, click on the ‘Ask Dr. Phil’ microphone to record your questions or email them to [email protected]
Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Carson Natural Health & Wellness Consulting – Facebook page
Dr. Laura Washington
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