How to Extend Holiday Cheer
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|Mon, 11-28-2011 - 10:49am|
Do you get down when the hubba-bubba of the holidays is all over with?
Well according to Health Day news:
The sudden return to a normal routine after weeks of holiday cheer can cause some people to go into a funk, but an expert outlines ways you can continue the joy and excitement of the holidays year-round.
"A large part of happiness is anticipation. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve and other holidays offer punctuated moments of joy we look forward to for weeks. While the celebration itself may be short-lived, the anticipation of the fun and excitement to come extends the feelings of positivity," Christian Waugh, an assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University, explained in a university news release.
He offered three steps to have an ongoing sense of anticipation and fun. READ MORE