12/12/12 What Do You Plan to Do?

Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 6.49.17 PMO.K. Don’t freak out—but Wednesday is going to be the last repeating day in your lifetime—yep even you young ones! Sure there will be a 02/02/22 or a 03/03/33, but these are not truly repetitive numbers. And if you spend too much time on the Internet you might get the idea that it could be one of the last days “of” your lifetime. We don’t agree – we just think it’s pretty awesome that we can all celebrate 12/12/12 together online.

And as usual – we’re taking this opportunity to make some positive changes (a dozen to be exact) 0r just keep doing these things that are already making your life better

1. Be Grateful! It’s good for you. According to U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good, it can lead to; stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure; higher levels of positive emotions; more joy, optimism and happiness; acting with more generosity and compassion and feeling less lonely and isolated.

2. Be a good friend! And if you feel like you’ve got friends that are not making you feel good about your self, ditch ’em!

Scientists now suspect that hanging out with our friends can actually counteract the kind of stomach-quivering stress most of us experience on a daily basis. A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women.

3. Find religion (in your food!)  Have you tried bible bread?

4. Cry if you want to. It’s good for you! 

5. Stop it! OK you might not remember the well-loved TV  shrink, Bob Newhart but many thought he had a great advice. Click here.  OK if that doesn’t work, try this.

6. Take the  stairs. Why not burn 7, 800 calories a year just by taking the stairs?

7. Eat these foods! To boost your mood.

8. Dump him! You know he’s lying! Don’t rationalize with yourself, “Oh, but someday he’ll realize I’m the one for him.”  Do we need to remind you of Bob’s advice #5.

9. Get smart! Use either an online game or an app to work on your brain! Think of it as the gym for your mind. We like luminosity but tell us if you have a favorite too.

10. Deal with your debt! so you can sleep!

11. Buy yourself some Uggs! (OK maybe that’s just on our wish list!)

12. Be Present.

Regardless of what you do on Wednesday – enjoy and treat it like the special day that it is!