Midweek chill out
Cats, strings and riddles
When we are in ‘fight or flight’ mode our adrenal glands secrete cortisol. This gives you the energy boost, reduced pain threshold and increased blood pressure to help you deal with the immediate situation. However, prolonged periods of high cortisol levels can lower your quality of life and ability to perceive and understand your environment.
Cortisol release can be triggered by any number of stressful situations, including challenging work conditions, caffeine, a shortage of sleep, even travelling by train.
Researchers have found that laughter and music both help reduce stress. Living Money’s mission is to help you sleep at night and live wholeheartedly by day, so we are happy to offer our midweek de-stress chill out for the week, a short post with a piece of laughter, a bit of music and a quote to help you think, for a while, about something completely different.
(With thanks to Amy Brann, neuroscientist and author)
Laugh out loud
A classic Simon’s Cat
Discover more at simonscat.com
The magic of music
A wacky cover of David Guetta’s Titanium by outrageous German string quartet Elektra
Discover more at the Eklipse website
Something to think about
Get your head around this riddle from JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit:
‘A box without hinges, key or lid
Inside a golden treasure is hid’
(Answer next week)
Exercise and water are also important. Don’t forget them!
Until next week…
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