Autumn. A season of holidays and emotions! Thanksgiving and Halloween: gratitude and fear.
Whether real or imagined, a fearful or anxiety-ridden situation (Boo!) releases a cascade of biochemicals that are designed to prepare the body for flight, fight or freeze.
On the other hand, a sincere feeling of gratitude, like other positive thoughts and emotions, provides a different cascade; one which results in feelings of well-being and peace.
When the whole system operates in a balanced way, you can think clearly and respond in a more appropriate way. Feeling good is good for you.
When the little witches, ghosts and pirates ring your doorbell, replace the boo with a smile and offer a real treat.