Midweek chill out
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)
Laughter and music…
Its 12.00 on 12th December, so spend a few minutes to laugh out load at some musical humour with the Muppets, John Denver and the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Something to think about
10 or 12? The numerologists explanation of why we should return to pounds, shillings and pence.
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Exercise and water are also important. Don't forget them!
Until next week…
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