Topics: Community & Health, Sleep, Yerba Mate, Stoicism, Morning Routines, Self-Coaching, Questions
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Jonathan Simcoe
Hi! It’s Friday. Hence, here is hmx-weekly, a collection of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on this week. Enjoy.
HOW BARBERSHOPS CAN KEEP MEN HEALTHY
Joseph Ravenell talks about a predisposition of black man for high blood pressure, and hence a higher risk for stroke, and heart attack. A major obstacle in prevention is a health care system, that has no time and doesn’t take them seriously. But this is what local barbershop can offer – time and appreciation. See yourself. This idea might translate to others contexts.
GO TO SLEEP
This is a quote taken from Rework:
“Forgoing sleep is a bad idea. Sure, you get those extra hours right now, but you pay in spades later: You destroy your creativity, morale, and attitude. […] Yet some people still develop a masochistic sense of honor about sleep deprivation. They even brag about how tired they are. Don’t be impressed. It’ll come back to bite them in the ass.”
According to the authors you risk stubbornness, lack of creativity, diminished morale, and irritability when sleep deprived. You might get more done in the short turn, but what’s the return? Check out the book. It’s awesome. Mommy out!
YERBA MATE – NATURE’S SACRED HEALER
“Can Yerba Mate help overcome chronic allergies? Why exactly is Yerba Mate such a powerful health and immunity booster?” These questions triggered my interest in this podcast. I love mate tea, and finally ordered a big pack yerba mate to try if it helps.
A STOIC MORNING ROUTINE
HOW BILLIONAIRES, ICONS, AND WORLD-CLASS PERFORMERS MASTER PRODUCTIVITY
Speaking of questions. In this course Tim Ferriss elaborates on 17 questions, that had an impact on his life. He asks the questions, that “uncover all the small changes that add up to better habits, routines, and systems to make life easier.”
ARTICLE I’M PONDERING OVER
Two Easy Ways To Rewire Your Brain To Be More Productive. Since lighting affects circadian rhythms, and hence sleep I’m surprised I didn’t read about “the other side” earlier. The article elaborates on how changing the light bulbs in your environment might make you more productive.
That’s all I want to leave you with for today. If you liked this please forward this to a friend or two, and suggest they sign up.
Have a great week!