Running Out of Will-power to Stick with Your New Year's Resolutions? It May Be Because You have Too Much Stress...
As Dr. Amit Sood explains in the NPR Science Friday interview above, when we are stressed-out--which is a lot of the time-- we are more likely to revert to our ingrained habits, much like a "zombie".
Some of Dr. Sood's suggestions for keeping your resolutions stress-free are to keep it simple, specific, and realistic, and to be intentional about setting goals that have real meaning to you. Don't over commit yourself, and find a partner who can help keep you motivated. Dr. Amid Soot also reminds us that often these changes take time.
Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stress-free with Massage
"Anyone who enjoys massage should consider indulging regularly," says Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. “Of course, a single session will do great things for the body, but regular sessions seem to be even more profound.”
Massage therapy is proven to boost the will-power hormone--serotonin. A stress-busting Swedish relaxation massage or deep tissue session could be just what you need to strengthen your resolve.
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