In his book, “Why Zebra’s don’t get ulcers,” psychologist Professor Robert Sapolsky says that what you think not only determines how happy you are, but also how healthy you are.
Sapolsky argues that two weeks vacation to offset a year’s worth of stress isn’t enough.
If you stress daily, then you need to de-stress daily by,
- reframing situations and choosing one thought over another. Its our greatest weapon against stress.
- stopping and sitting in silence. The fastest acting and best relief comes from not just slowing down, but stopping and switching off completely.
- having a purposeless pause at the beginning and end of each day where you surrender to what is, let go of what was, and trust in what will be.
Sapolsky’s research found that sitting in silence separates you from stress, whilst increasing perspective, energy and creativity.
It’s time for my purposeless pause.
Here’s this weeks humour. Until next Sunday …..
As Dave’s company had achieved its best ever results, it was decided that the annual conference would be held in Hawaii.
Soon after landing, Dave was sipping a margarita in the sunshine by the pool overlooking the Pacific.
He then joined the rest of his colleagues at an introductory briefing.
“We’ve arrived in paradise on an all-expenses paid jolly, so why Dave, do you look like death warmed up?” asked Dave’s colleague Simon.
“Just as I was about to text my wife, I heard the call to attend the briefing, so I quickly finished typing my text but didn’t spellcheck it,” replied Dave as he passed over his phone to Simon, which read:
We’ve landed in paradise and are enjoying cocktails by the pool. Wish you were her.
- Antistalking – knowing a person’s movements in order to avoid them.
- Someone has been dumping soil in my garden ….. the plot thickens.
- Cashew – the sound of a nut sneezing.
- Driving my son to school, he said, “What’s the rush? They’re open till 3:30?”
Live big & love deep.