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3-2-1 Friday - Humility, Breathing & Blue Light

Hi everyone! I hope April has started well for you and you are all staying safe. This is week 2 of our test in this format. Let us know if you like it and have any feedback! Here are 3 tips from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 link to consider this week… 3 TIPS A. Embrace humility The surest way to prevent yourself from learning a topic is to believe you already know it. Sometimes it takes the logic of a child to highlight our automatisms. Yesterday, upon telling our 5 year old “Never say never”, her response was “you just said never twice”. How true. Let’s open up our minds to look at things differently and with multiple perspectives. B. Get more fruits & veggies in Healthy eating is achieved by eating the right amounts (quantity) and eating the right type of food (quality). Let’s focus on quality for the coming week. A simple way to do this is to ensure we prioritize fruits and vegetables in our diet. Let’s aim to get 6 cups combined each day. C. Cut out blue light close to bedtime While blue light can be great during the day for alertness, memory and mood (get in that afternoon walk in the sunshine), getting too much blue close to bedtime can interrupt our bodies ability to fall asleep and into a deep sleep by reducing the body’s natural production of melatonin. The display screens of computers, electronic notebooks, smartphones and other digital devices emit significant amounts of blue light. You can either not use devices before bed, or get some blue-light blocking glasses to wear close to bedtime: Amazon options for Blue Light blocking glasses 2 QUOTES A. “When we are closed to ideas, what we hear is criticism. When we are open to criticism, what we get is advice.” - Simon Sinek B. “If all you did was just looked for things to appreciate, you would live a joyously spectacular life.” - Esther Hicks 1 LINK For the last month, I have given up caffeine. I have looked for a substitute in the morning and I found the Wim Hof Breathing technique to be a great start to my morning. I feel noticeably better after doing it. Give it a shot and let me know what you think. And enjoy the enthusiasm of the Dutchman: Wim Hof breathing tutorial by Wim Hof Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend! Coach Irish PS - This is an experiment: You’ll get one of these emails in your inbox each Friday for the few weeks. Read a few of them. If you like them, let me know. If not, tell me that too! What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Let me know!

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