Stress

Decrease Stress & Increase Productivity with Morning Rituals

Article length: 1,000 words

Reading time: 4-6 minutes

Life is full of decisions. Mostly miniscule, meaningless decisions. From the moment you rise to the second you sleep. 

Unfortunately this can lead to decision fatigue, in which we deplete our willpower throughout the day by having to decide between so many options. This problem is only getting worse today, as there are infinite ways to personalize every purchase we make. How many pumps of hazelnut in your morning coffee? What podcast do I listen driving to work? What to wear at the gym? What documentary to watch on Netflix? It never ends. 

How Meditation Can Improve Performance

Article length: 859 words

Reading time: 3-6 minutes

Take home: Use meditation to switch into a more parasympathetic state, to reduce stress, improve recovery and perform better.  

*Credit reading time/article length idea to Greg Nuckols of Strengtheory. Pretty much stole that idea from him. 

In Stress is Stress, I discussed the basic principles of our nervous system. Comparing the sympathetic (fight or flight) vs. parasympathetic (rest and digest.)  You learned that while the sympathetic system is great when we need to respond to a stressor, it's not ideal to be bathing in it's hormonal milieu all day.