Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn Glei

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High-Level Thoughts

Basically a bunch of guest posts rolled into a book. I’d look elsewhere.

Summary Notes

“In further studies using actuarial tables, researchers determined that, for every hour of television watched by an adult over the age of twenty-five, that adult’s life expectancy was reduced by 21.8 minutes. According to a New York Times article reporting on the research, “an adult who spends an average of six hours a day watching TV over the course of a lifetime can expect to live 4.8 years fewer than a person who does not watch TV. These results hold true even for people who exercise regularly.””

“Deep and regular breathing, also referred to as diaphragmatic breathing, helps to quiet the sympathetic nervous system and allows the parasympathetic nervous system— which governs our sense of hunger and satiety, the relaxation response, and many aspects of healthy organ function— to become more dominant… The vast majority of them were holding their breath, or breathing very shallowly, especially when responding to e-mail… breath-holding contributed significantly to stress-related diseases. The body becomes acidic; the kidneys begin to reabsorb sodium; and the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitric oxide balance is undermined, which throws off our biochemistry.”

“In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron discusses a now well-known practice that she calls “morning pages.” She suggests writing three pages of free-flowing thought first thing in the morning as a way to explore latent ideas, break through the voice of the censor in your head, and get your creative juices flowing.”

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