Facts with Hope
HOPE: The same study, however, found that that the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. Having something positive to look forward to helps reduce negativity in our daily lives. Increase your happiness quotient today by spending a few minutes planning your next vacation.
HOPE: Research suggests that it is not the intensity of energy expenditure that produces burnout, but rather the duration of expenditure without recovery. God foresaw our dilemma, and gave us the Sabbath—a weekly gift of physical, mental and spiritual renewal in our demanding lives.
HOPE: By breaking the everyday stress cycle, we strengthen our decision-making skills and end up making smarter choices for ourselves and those around us. Without the weekly renewal of the Sabbath, we cannot truly experience a healthy life.
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