Even though during the week I normally delve into such complicated topics as molecular organization and quantum chicken keeping, I like to keep Fridays light.
A way to rev up for the weekend ahead.
So today I’d like you to all join me in discussing the virtues of wasting time. Relaxing. Loafing.
I’m not talking about professional relaxing like meditation or yoga. Or working for the government.
I’m talking about putting your feet up and calming down.
How many times did you get sick this winter? A little? A lot? It could have to do with how you deal with stress and whether or not you relax.
Obviously relaxing reduces stress. It doesn’t take a quantum chicken expert to figure that out. But you may not be completely aware of just how important relaxing and reducing your stress is to your overall health.
You’re probably wondering about the junk food cravings aren’t you? In a nutshell, stress makes your body produce the hormone cortisol. Cortisol increases your appetite and has been said to specifically increase junk food cravings.
So. If you’re constantly eating junk food and can’t figure out why, you may not actually be addicted to it. You may be under constant stress.
You want to stop this of course, right? Or maybe you don’t. Twix bars are pretty good. But if you do want to reduce your junk food cravings, your blood pressure, improve your memory and decrease your risk of breast cancer among other things … relax.
Just relax. Read a book. Stop fretting and make yourself sit and relax. Your body gets used to being a frantic, whirling, ball of stress, and sometimes you just need to force it to stop. Of course there are some stresses we can never get rid of. But for those of us who just can’t seem to relax, who always need to be doing something, just calm the hell down.
And here’s how you’re going to do that this weekend.
Download the latest phone app that’s been making the rounds. 4 Pics, 1 Word. It’s based on the most ridiculously simple premise ever.
The game shows you four pictures with one thing that joins them all. You have to look at the four pictures and figure out the word that applies to them all. Yeah. It’s Sesame Street simple.
Here’s a tester for you followed by the answer. Try to figure out the answer before you scroll down.
Some of them area easy … some of them are not. The answer to this particular one is …
It’s the kind of mindless, relaxing entertainment you need for the weekend. So go download it, and commit to relaxing with it for 15 minutes. Preferably without a big bag of corn chips.
Have a relaxing weekend.