Hey, all. What do YOU find therapeutic these days?
Right now, I'd love a visit to my physio doc, b/c my stress has me in knots and he's always got some exercise or stretch that helps. Alas, he's not open yet.
So... Heat, peaceful day, hoepfully!
Mind, this is my definition of peaceful, which these days includes, "No screaming emergencies". I'll take that!
The video game Tetris has been shown to help with insomnia, as in stop it. According to a study done at Harvard around 2000, students who played Tetris before bed (minimum of an hour, however) drifted off to the little Tetris shapes in their minds instead of worries or sheep or whatever. (Or worries about sheep, for all I know.) Turns out, doing one activity for a concentrated time like that helps conquer the inability to fall asleep quickly.
Staying asleep... not so much. One step at a time. Tetris, anyone?
This is called, no joke, THe Tetris Effect. It's in books, even. And you can use any activity, btw, not just tetris. It will shape your dreams, your thoughts, your thinking patterns, but hey! You might not suffer severe insomnia.
Tetris also can reduce craving for addictive substances, but again, that's the concentration-on-a-goal thing. You can get that with exercise (marathon running, for example). It's basically distraction-with-a-purpose. (TV doesn't work. Sorry.)
And... How did I get on Tetris?!
Ever wonder which bank is which on the Seine? "Left bank, right bank"... Turns out it's the "right bank" if you're facing *west* while in Paris, and the "left bank" ditto... Or, more accurately, the right bank is everything NORTH of the Seine, and the left bank is *south*. (Except stuff that's west of it, obvs, after the Seine left turns southward, but we're talking Paris downtown area, basically.)
Today in 1934, the coal-mining town (gone bust and bang, literally, due to poor regulation of explosives to reach coal underground) of Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA fingerprinted ALL citizens. Even kids. Why? Well, according to "legend", the mayor and sheriff knew everyone in town was a criminal waiting ot happen, so get the fingerprints on record to make arrests easier later... BUT the real reasons seem to be unavailable. My guess? It was 1934, it's a mining town, they hated unions, and fingerprints made it easier to deal with those commie weirdos who wanted not to die in the mines for a few pennies an hour...
Besides that fingerprint bonanza, Oskaloosa's big claim to fame is that it's mentioned in the JOhnny Cash classic "I been everywhere".
Happy anniversary to the release of the Star Wars film "The Empire Strikes Back" today in 1980.
OK, off to the day. WHich better be peaceful. You hear that, cats?! (Nope. No hope there. *sigh*)
Hugs, purrs and puppy wiggles to all!
Well, it's not yet 9 Am an dmy day sucks! Guess what showed up 9 days off schedule? (Guys, you can guess. Gals, you don't have to. You know.)Yep. Nine days off schedule. That's a record. Never more than 3 before. Oh.... crud. And it's the worst weather for my fibro --- warm and humid. Yippee!SO LET'S TALK.****LET'S TALK...CANDY!The gummy bear was invented in Germany.The caramel-chocolate candy we...
Do you ever feel like this in the morning? I know I sure do especially right now while we have been in quarantine. In fact there was a day last week where I turned on tv and did not get up til noon. I felt so bad because this just isn't me. This week I am making a goal to get up get my exercises done and be productive.Hope you all find something you are grateful for in your day.