Brandi Veil’s Natural Boost Immunity Tips. It’s contagious!

Mental health due to Covid-19 has derailed several of my friends, family, and clients. As the days became more locked-down and the fears started to creep into people’s subconscious, they began to not respond to a text, not communicate in WhatApp project groups, and when they did, they were short and felt scattered and some said they felt hopeless.

What was I to do?

I sat back and went into a meditative state, visioning and asking my subconscious what’s the biggest immunity booster, affordable and accessible for everyone was. For six weeks, I made it my mission to test my theory about mindset and programming and then make phone calls to my inner-circle. I surveyed 20 of my closest friends and clients and asked if they would experiment with me for seven days.

First, I asked them to answer the following questions:

1) Where was their creativity and excitement about their projects on a scale of 1-10? On average the response was 7

2) What was their overall level of excitement about their projects moving forward? On average 5 

3) What was their overall level of excitement about the future? On average 5

3) What was their biggest fear? a) health b) finances c) the state of democracy

A.  50% Were worried about their health 

B. 30% Finances

C. 20% The state of democracy (freedoms; vaccines, 5G, elections etc.)

Then, next, I asked them to do a series of activities they could choose from 20 minutes a day;  mantras (chants sounds ), dancing, or being playful on video smile for the full 20 minutes. 

Next, after 5 days I asked the same questions and the results had changed drastically. 

1) Where was their creativity and excitement about their projects on a scale of 1-10? On average the response was 10

2) What was their overall level of excitement about their projects moving forward? On average 10 

3) What was their overall level of excitement about the future? On average 7

3) What was their biggest fear? a) health b) finances c) the state of democracy

A.  30% Were worried about their health 

B. 30% Finances

C. 40% The state of democracy (freedoms; vaccines, 5G, elections, etc.)

Smiling, playing, and dancing can boost your immunity and, even more, can release stress, confusion, and the societal pressure of uncertainty. Although my mini-survey and social experiment were home-studied, I list below the science to support these truths. Connection to your core happiness, through smiling and creative process, is essential for your mental health and self-awareness.

Is not being playful, crippling your creativity?

Sometimes I feel our culture of technology has gotten us off track from our natural resources, such as playfulness. It seems for the majority of the working world, we have put metrics and goals in front of nature, where life is all about the act of creation through play and wonderment– and taking in the moment. It seems the lockdown has given us this time to reboot priorities. I feel this is a reset. We needed something to bring us together, and balance at zero point.

Culture of Zombies, Just speculating here…

Without balance, we were becoming a culture of numbed out zombified, robotic humans. Mental illness and diseases are running rapid and driving people to have false beliefs, crippling their creativity and driving them towards depression, poverty mindset, easily manipulated into a system not serving their highest good, and some cases suicide! Ok, I’ll stop here and get back to the “data.”

In a world full of unknowns, money, career, family, and now Covid-19, I would like to spotlight a path to “play.” Now, I am the first to agree that staying focused on your goals and welcoming innovation is fun, but if you are not happy, tired, and run down, you are far from receiving the benefits.

I GOT BIT BY THE BUG! 

Side note, with all the videos, Zoom calls, and creativity I have been engaged in and producing, I got burnt out– bit by the burn out bug! Burn out happens to the best of us when we get caught in the storm of opportunity. I will add, when this happens, be mindful and slow down, fear and worry with lack of rest, and to many computers, time will lower your immunity and deplete you, and you will be right back in the cycle. I mentioned in this post, “How to get back on track after Covid-19!” ways to balance your days. How I got out of burnout, I stumbled upon joy and laughter initiated by a bunch of silly video clips; I made out of frustration. It turns out, that inspired this survey.

6 BENEFITS TO SMILING TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

WEEKLY CHALLENGE:  TRY HOLDING A SMILE ALL DAY LONG

It becomes an inside joke with yourself,  which I found funny when I did this practice. It’s will keep you smiling, plus the health benefits are notable. See for yourself…

1. It boosts your immune system

While smiling, your body relaxes and so your immune system reacts more quickly and effectively against invaders. The Department of Clinical Immunology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine found that, when smiling, the serum cortisol levels (stress level) decrease and, instead, the number of white blood cells and natural killer cells increases. So if you want to fight off a nasty cold in the future, forget to go to the pharmacy. Just smile!

2. It helps you live longer

It’s not just about fighting off a runny nose. A study from London University College stated that happy, cheerful people are 35% more likely to live longer. Smiling lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure while relaxing your body. Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan looked at 230 pictures of major league baseball players from 1952. They found that the biggest grinners lived to an average of 79.9 years, while their straight-faced peers reached just 72.9 years on average. Guess this was the elixir of life, all along.

3. It’s a natural beauty enhancer

They say the best make-up a woman can wear is her smile. People who smile seem more approachable and, thus, more charming to the opposite sex. A study from 1985 examined how men approached women in bars: when a woman made eye-contact she was 20% approachable while adding a smile made her 60% more accessible. It also makes you look an average of 3 years younger. The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear youthful. No more cosmetic surgeries for you.

4. It’s a natural pain killer

It has been proven that smiling is a natural drug. Researchers from Oxford University found that it can act as a pain reliever, as it releases endorphins and serotonin. Also, chuckling helps increase the pain threshold. You can get high on a smile.

5. It relieves stress

Is there a deadline right around the corner or housework catching up on you? Forget about it and smile. It’s the best way to reduce stress caused by an upsetting situation. Even if you don’t feel like it, forcing a smile is still enough to lift your mood. What happens is that it sends signals to your brain and tricks it into thinking you’re actually feeling good. Also, if you don’t smile you’ll feel bad afterward. In one study people were asked to remain stony-faced after hearing someone else’s good news. They felt bad afterward and thought the other person would think worse of them as a result. Turn that frown upside down and brighten up your day!

6. It’s contagious

If you want to make someone feel better to make them smile. Or better yet, smile at them! Half of the people will send you one back. Researchers at Uppsala University conducted a study where they had volunteers look at pictures of expressionless, happy or angry faces and in return adopt one of those expressions. When they had to meet a smile with a frown or the other way around they had trouble doing so. The twitching in their faces that was measured with electronic equipment showed that they had no control over their muscles. That’s why it’s hard to be sad when the people around you are laughing or happy when everyone is depressed.

Stay motivated, stay healthy, look good, and SMILE even if it’s behind the mask! If you are having a hard time and need extra help to connect with us here. I can do energy balancing practice, mindful meditation, and laughter yoga with you!  Book a call here.

*If you or anyone you know is suffering from mental health, please seek professional medical advice. The statements in this post are personal reflections and should be treated as a medium to explore, and not a substitute for advice for mental health.

By |2020-05-21T16:30:29+00:00May 19th, 2020|Personal Development, Wellness|