Summon your positive energy and display your most festive holiday cheer because December 18th is Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day. The movie Elf follows the life of Buddy, a human raised by elves, who believes the human spirit is more powerful than the sharpness of people’s tongues and jaded hearts. He’s an unsuspecting hero in a time when money and status rule, creating a domino effect that changes lives for the better and hearts forever.
Mental Health Issues & Social Anxiety’s Holiday Rise
Even though answering the phone with “(Insert your Name) the Elf, what’s your favorite color” may seem like a mere smile-worthy holiday greeting, it’s capable of much more power than that. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse.” DiscoveryMood.com adds that “approximately 40% of adults are riddled with social anxiety around the holidays, and many turn to food and alcohol as coping mechanisms, which can result in a downward spiral.”
Designating a day that’s devoted to answering the telephone with an undercurrent of goodwill and an infectious cheerful spirit may be the best thing to find the holiday season since Cindy Lou Who won over the Grinch. Yes, life-changing supplements like EMPowerplus Advanced combat mood swings, but never forget the power of positivity.
Positivity Reigns Supreme
Not only can offering positivity to others help improve someone else’s day, but it can help improve your day. The Mayo Clinic preaches the health benefits of positive thinking as the following:
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
Buddy is on to something with his passion for positivity. His unwavering intention to think the best of others and circumstances not only manifests positivity in his own life, but it also shoots that goodwill and zeal for life into the hearts and homes of countless others. Say what you will about a grown man running around New York City in mustard-yellow tights, but you cannot argue with the fact that Buddy lives his best life every day, and that in itself is inspiring.
Author: Evelyn Lindell
Health & Wellness Coach