I compiled some Holiday-Themed content for your perusal:
Gratitude. There’s a lot of talk about it, but there is actual SCIENCE behind it. Writing stuff down and forcing gratitude doesn’t really work. Also, telling yourself you appreciate bad circumstance doesn’t really work, either. Sorry Jocko.
There ARE things you can do to build gratitude practice and benefit via brain chemicals. This includes focusing on genuine things you are grateful for, and times someone was genuinely grateful for you.
All the details on how to do this and the incredible science are in Andrew Huberman’s podcast, much more specific and eloquent than I can ever attempt:
12 Days of Christmas Bodyweight Workout:
Follow the pattern of the 12 days of Christmas. IE start with 1, then do 2, 1, then 3, 2, 1 and so on.
Spiderman push ups
Say “5 Golden rings” in your head slowly as you catch your breath
Leg lifts (each side)
Regular push ups
Walking lunges (each leg)
Push ups on knees
Flutter kicks (each leg)
Mountain climbers (each leg)
Holiday Blues and Vitamin D. Crucial for immune health, ESPECIALLY here in the northwest where we get no sun. The author mentions how D3 is “more expensive” but truth is it’s super cheap. Many health professionals recommend pairing D3 with K2, many supplements are sold this way.
Difference between D3 and D2
Why you want to pair D3 and K2
(especially with immunity/vie-RUHL stuff)
TIPS FOR LE AND THE HOLIDAYS: (POLICE ONE)
1. MODEL FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUR KIDS
2. ADJUST YOUR IDEA AS TO WHAT “HOLIDAY” MEANS
3. MAKE FIRST RESPONDER FRIENDLY TRADITIONS
4. INCLUDE THE FIRST RESPONDER SPOUSE ANY WAY YOU CAN
5. COMMUNICATE AND PLAN AHEAD
TAKE CARE (OF YOURSELVES AND EACH OTHER, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!