Midweek chill out

Atkinson, Escobar and Scotland

Dec 5, 2018

When you are in 'fight or flight' mode your 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 hormones. Living Money's mission is to help you sleep at night and live wholeheartedly by day, so we are happy to offer a midweek de-stress chill out, a short post with a piece of laughter, a bit of music and something to help you think, for a while, about something completely different.

(With thanks to Amy Brann, neuroscientist and author)

Laugh out loud

Rowan Atkinson as Fr Gerald in Four Weddings…

The magic of music

Damien Escobar making his violin sing like Whitney Houston. Powerful.

Discover more at Damien Escobar

Something to think about

Stunning drone footage from wild Scotland

Discover more at National Geographic

 

Last weeks alphanumeric riddle answers:

27 = letters of the alphabet

57 = Heinz varieties

12 = Signs of the Zodiac

Remember…

Exercise and water are also important. Don't forget them!

 

Click here for previous midweek chill outs

 

Until next week…

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