This week in The Physio Co support office there’s been a lot of smiling. In fact, I’ve had a goal to create 100 smiles a day. Why? Why not!
Smiling is fun
Smiling is infectious
Smiling makes the day more memorable
Smiling uses energy
Smiling creates more energy
There are probably thousands more reasons to smile. How many smiles do you create?
Short bursts of exercise are an awesome way to recharge the batteries. Getting started is the important part.
This afternoon I found myself with an extra half an hour up my sleeve before preparing for an important event. My options were: a) have a rest in the hotel room b) do some work c) go for a walk around the block d) hit the hotel gym/pool for a quick workout.
I chose option d. Why? Why not!
Option a was boring, option b could wait & option c wasn’t appealing (I find CBD’s all much the same).
The result: I feel fantastic! The pool was tiny, about 12 metres! But, I jumped in and pumped out a hundred laps!! It was a quick, fun (and dizzying!) workout. And I am re-energised. I’ll be doing that again.
PS - I’m in Sydney tonight with a few TPCer’s for the BRW Best Places to Work Awards. Wish us luck!
Sometimes I sleep for 7 hrs, sometimes 4 or 5. Any ideas what’s a good number to shoot for?
According to the Mayo Clinic, 7-9 hours per night is the average range of sleep required for most adults.
The middle of the 7-9 range is clearly 8. Sleeping 8 hours per night works out to be 56 hours per week, 265 hours per month and 2,912 hours sleep per year. A lot!
I’m not that keen on sleeping more than I need. I’ve got stuff I want to do!
By cutting back from 8 hours to 6 hours per night, the total hours slept per year becomes 2,184. A ‘saving’ of 728 hours. That’s 4.33 weeks saved per year. Now we’re talking!
Like most things, we can train our bodies to do quite amazing things. If I happen to live until I’m 101 (not out of the question), I have another 70 years ahead of me. By sleeping 6 hours per night from now on, I can be awake for 5.8 more years than if I slept for 8 hours every night!
Margaret Thatcher famously slept for only 5 hours per night during her reign as British PM. Five hours per night sounds great, but I think it might be too much to shoot for just yet. I’ll start with six and keep five up my sleeve just in case I become PM ;)
Six hours it is!