For you to be your best you need to surround yourself with people who are positive and life affirming. Each of us can make choices to select people that add to our lives. However, as much as we may try to preen the group of people we meet in the day, invariably there will be some people who simple don't understand how negative they are being.
Today I want to talk about ways to remove yourself from conversations that turn negative, or are very negative from the start.
Brett Blumenthal is the author of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You and Get Real and STOP Dieting! She has over twenty years of experience in wellness and almost ten years in management consulting, advising Fortune 100 companies on managing change within their organizations. Brett received her MBA, as well as her bachelor s degree, from Cornell University. She is certified by the Wellness Council of America and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
I am very happy to having her join me here on ZEN commuter. Together we talk about the ability to change, how to find focus in your life and how to realize the life that you truly wish to have.
I have dedicated many episodes in part or in full to the benefits of sleeping. I have also talked about the benefits of a morning routine. However, one of the ways to start getting up early is to get up the same time every day, and the same goes for going to bed.
Even though I have read on several occasions about the benefit of this practice, I never knew why, until now. Of course, I am going to share that philosophy with you as well. Today I talk about the Circadian Rhythm and how it is linked to your productivity and alertness throughout the day.
On the show we often talk about things in a very practical way. We discuss ways to become happier by adopting certain habits or thinking in ways that sparks joy in the brain.
Today my soul become outspoken. It wanted me to share some ways of thinking that might possibly could change your life. In my later years I have come to understand that when my soul wishes to be heard it usually has something important to say.
It's funny how we get caught in our routines and don't even think that others could benefit form our example. That's the reason for today's episode. I want to share with you the things I use and do to stay fit and healthy.
I have to say that I have been pretty proud of myself for the last month or so. Even though I know how to eat healthy I would avail myself to lean cuisine and a variety of other low calorie dinner options at least 3 times a week. They were convenient and healthier than regular frozen entrees.
However, since researching for you guys and gals I have come to understand the absolute evil that is a frozen dinner. Simply put, these healthier options are still processed with a variety of chemicals, many of which create inflammation and disease.
Today I want to broaden your understanding of what processed foods are. In doing so I hope to help you eat healthier, safer options.
There are people who know peace and introspection profoundly. Gregg Krech is one of those people. He is the author of many books, one of which is The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology. Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Buddhism, Morita therapy, Naikan and Kaizen, Gregg offers an approach to ACTION that guides you to doing what is important for you to do in the time you have left.
Hopefully other parts of the world are a little more progressive in their thinking about naps. Here in the United States things are getting better but many people still see napping as a weakness. Thankfully, science is proving it to be the exact opposite.
Napping increases mental acuity and concentration as well as enhance memory. There are some things to be aware of though when it comes to taking a snooze midday, and I will talk about them on today's episode.
The pace of the world is definitely getting faster, but you don't have to buy into it. You can be relaxed and calm. The best way to do it is to emulate the example of kids. They, if they have not been adultified too soon by their parents, know how to have fun and relax.
Today I talk about four ways that kids do that expertly, and I will detail how we can get it done in our older bodies!
Out culture here in the United States is wildly out of balance. We insinuate on many occasions that countries and cultures that don't give back their vacation days are lazy. We pride ourselves on always moving, always doing.
Well, those countries we mock will definitely be around much longer than we will since they know the benefits of balance. Always working takes an horrific toll on our bodies and health.
Isn't it time to just chill out. Come learn the benefits of doing nothing.