I rediscovered a marvelous, free download that automatically dims the glare on my screen according to the time of day at my office. Unfortunately, our brains can’t tell the difference between the artificial computer-generated blue-spectrum light and morning light, so it signals our brain to stay awake
Turns out generous hydration actually makes my brain work better (technically, lack of water dims the light in my brain, but it makes sense both ways). Now that’s what I call a double benefit (the other one is that it’s also good for losing weight)…So it’s smart – literally – to drink more water than your thirst indicates.
My attention leaves a tell-tale imprint of what I truly think is important. Regardless of the thoughts that stream through my mind or the words I speak out loud, my true focus/priorities are reflected in the action I take. When I pay only lip service to exercise or nutritious eating or stress reduction I am saying that none of them are truly important to me. To change my life, I must first decide to change my focus
I’ve said before that exercise cures all ills – well, most of them anyway – and now there’s even more proof. A New York Times article (http://well NULL.blogs NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2014/03/05/how-fat-may-harm-the-brain-and-how-exercise-may-help/?module=WelcomeBackModal&contentCollection=U NULL.S NULL.®ion=FixedCenter&action=click&pgtype=article) reports on a study that shows obesity can actually cause cognition to flounder and exercise reverses that effect. The study was done on […]
“Tiles” is a soon-to-be-released product with an accompanying app that keeps track of your stuff so you can find it easily and quickly using GPS and bluetooth technology. Yep. You attach a 1″x1″ Tile to your keys, your laptop, your purse, your bike … and if you lose any “tiled” items, you can find it using the Tiles app on your iPhone or iPad (yes it only works with iOS right now).
All I can say is: IT”S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE FIGURED THIS OUT!
Maybe I should even join a gym again (dread and horror). I bought the treadmill, elliptical and bike so I could stay home and work out, But let’s face it, I haven’t really been in good physical condition since 2002. OMG. That’s a long haul of flab and disintegrating muscle tone. Ugh. I need some encouragement
I’m a good cook. Really, I am. But I don’t cook. Really, I don’t. Unless forced to do so by a hungry mob. Or unexpected company. Or predictable holidays (although my preferred solution to all of these situations is a visit to our local restaurant).
I realize that my culinary techniques (yes, I do have some) are highly influenced by my ADHD…
At the end of a leisurely breakfast this morning, Victor and I were discussing our respective businesses. Almost as an aside, I mentioned women and ADHD. Before I could finish my sentence, a striking woman wearing a black waitstaff uniform screeched to a halt at our table. “I have ADHD,” she said, “and so do […]
You probably know that October is ADHD Awareness Month (first we had a day, then a week and now a month!) so we’re all trying to help the world understand more about ADHD. There is a lot of misinformation out there; some folks still believe that ADHD is an excuse for poor performance or failed […]