Hunting during the HolidaysWith Christmas only a couple days away, chances are you are feeling large amounts of stress. Maybe you have some more shopping to do or maybe you haven’t done any at all. Maybe you have to prep your home for family to come over or maybe you have to go out of your way to spend time at someone else’s house.

Needless to say, you might need some ways to de-stress, to recalibrate yourself so that you can enter the New Year on energetic wings. There is one surefire way to remove the stress this time of the year and that is hunting. While our December duck hunts are ending Dec. 22-23, that doesn’t mean you should simply avoid the outdoors altogether. You should still do whatever you can to embrace the world around you because it takes you away from your problems. It might be time to kick-start the endorphins in your life.

According to the Waltham Patch, “Go on an endorphin hunt. For those of you who are unfamiliar, endorphins are the “feel good” chemicals in the body. You know that amazing post-exercise rush you get after a hard-core workout? That feeling is caused by the endorphins flowing through your system. The more endorphin releases you have on a daily basis, the happier you feel.”

Endorphins are important, especially this time of the year. The problem with the holidays is that we don’t have much time to venture outdoors – well, we do – just not in the way we want to or need it to be. The secret to any successful hunt is the increase in endorphins, because it is a rush of happiness swimming through the body. Why do you think they say ‘thrill of the hunt’? That thrill is made of endorphins.

We ask that you remember the ‘thrill of the hunt’ when celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It will keep the endorphins flowing in your mind. To keep nature bustling in your lungs, spend some time outdoors. Although our duck hunt is wrapping up, there is always 2016, so book your hunting trip today.

From all of us at Pluck-A-Duck, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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