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Do a 'Twixtmas Work Out' to transform your happiness during the 5 traditionally boring days between the Christmas and New Year holidays

Do a ‘Twixtmas Work Out' to transform your happiness during the 5 traditionally boring days between the Christmas and New Year holidays

Join the growing trend of people who are transforming the traditionally dull period between the Christmas and New Year holidays into a free and easy-to-do five-day Twixtmas Work-Out for a happiness and kindness makeover.

In a time poor age, by doing just five easy-to-do things you can turn a time when people complain of being bored into a ‘Twixtmas happiness Work-Out', to make yourself happier and healthier, to create a better year ahead for your family or community.

If just 0.1% of the UK population did five good things each, this would create 250,000 acts of kindness.

The binge happiness programme simply consists of aiming to do 5 good things and completing a diary for each of the five days of Twixtmas which focus on the happy, positive in your life.

It is proven that by just writing down positive feelings beats just talking about them. Talking is often unstructured, disorganized, and even chaotic. As a result, it can add a sense of confusion to your emotional state.

Scientists believe that writing encourages the creation of a story line and structure which helps people to make sense of what has happened in their past to encourages them to work towards finding solutions. The physical task of writing also creates a greater sense of personal commitment to taking practical action.

The Twixtmas campaign advises everyone to follow a five day schedule consisting of doing 5 good things and:

Day 1 - write down three things over the last week which make you feel grateful.
Day 2 - write down to recapture how you felt about one of the most wonderful experiences in your life.
Day 3 - write about your future where everything has gone as well as you have hoped.
Day 4 - write a short letter to someone who you care for telling them how important they are to you.
Day 5 - make a note of three things that went really well for you over the five days of Twixtmas

The Twixtmas Work Out is being promoted by not-for-profit social enterprise, the Flexible Thinking Forum.

According to Twixtmas campaigner Andy Green: "Expressing gratitude, thinking about a perfect future, and affectionate writing have been scientifically proven to work, and all they require is a pen, piece of paper, and a few moments of your time - time we don't normally have, except at Twixtmas."

The Twixtmas campaign aims to change what is seen as a dull, fallow holiday period of the calendar into a massive opportunity to get people to do small acts of goodness to create significant social good for themselves and others and build greater Social Capital in our communities.

Instead of binge shopping, or binge drinking, the not-for-profit campaign is trying to encourage binge doing and ‘binge happiness' to overcome the problem of ‘time poverty' - where people perceive they do not have enough time to do things for themselves or others - or the planet.

The campaign web site www.twixtmas.com offers practical advice and inspiration to encourage everyone to make the most of this under-used opportunity. The site also provides a free Twixtmas e greeting card, as well as a free Twixtmas pledge form.

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For further details please contact Andy Green on behalf of Twixtmas on 07815 884 525 or e mail andy@andygreencreativity.com