November 10, 2017
If you don’t think every day is a day, just try missing one.
I may be retired but my days are still usually full. I find my ability to cope and perform depends on my getting adequate rest and my peace of mind. Those of you have known me for sometime may remember I have always been an extreme morning person and I still am.
I just read the following piece from Time Magazine where I learned that in the main I still get it right. I am not after riches but I do appreciate manageable days.
5 Ways to Have a More Productive Morning, According to Science
By Paul Schrodt
Here are five hacks that can help you get the most out of the beginning of your day.
Wake up a lot earlier. The old “9 to 5” schedule isn’t necessarily the way to fulfillment and riches beyond your dreams. Wealthy people frequently tout the benefits of getting up earlier than many of their peers, and Arianna Huffington even wrote a book on the importance of sleep. Science backs them up. One study found that people who preferred to go to sleep late had more negative thinking. And research shows that getting sleep helps problem solving. So don’t skip sleep, but instead try to get under the covers early, so you can get your full sleep cycle and take on the new day as soon as it starts. Another benefit of being an early riser? You’ll deal with a lot fewer distractions while others are snoozing.
Meditate as soon as you can. You don’t have to be into Eastern culture to meditate. Research shows that the practice has mental and physical benefits. Jack Dorsey, who runs both Twitter and mobile payments company Square, says he wakes up at 5 a.m. every day and meditates for half an hour in order to clear his head so he can focus on what’s ahead. If you’re feeling a little foggy first thing, you should consider doing the same.
Get your exercise in early. A morning workout can make everything after it seem so much easier. That’s because aerobic exercise has a whole host of benefits, according to research, from improving memory and thinking skills to reducing stress and actually fighting depression. Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, is 67, but he’s able to stay extremely active by waking up every day around 5 a.m. for his exercise routine, which at times, has included kitesurfing. He says the routine allows him to “achieve twice as much.”
Eat a smarter breakfast. The research is mixed on whether breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, but you can’t dispute the significance of what you put into your body. If you’re trying to get a lot done, you should eat a high-protein meal in the morning (consider eggs, and stay away from carbohydrates), which will keep you satisfied for longer, scientists agree. One study even suggests that a high-protein breakfast may help people eat less throughout the day — if you’re not snacking, you’re probably working.
Handle your toughest task first. It’s better to face your problems head-on rather than let them loom over you. Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, says that you’re at your most productive just after you get up. That means you should identify the hardest challenge on your schedule and instead of putting it off—the instinct many of us have—deal with it immediately. Then everything else will look a lot rosier.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
You Know You’re a Nurse..IF
The front of your scrubs reads: “I’m a Nurse. I’m here to save your ass, not kiss it!”
You occasionally park in the space with the “Physicians Only” sign, and knock it over.
You’ve ever told a patient to “move toward the light.”
You believe some patients are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them.
You always follow the rules, but are wise enough to “forget” them sometimes.
You have seen more “moons” than the Hubbell telescope.
You own at least 3 pens with the names of prescription medications on them.
You hope there’s a special place in Hell for the inventor of the call light system.
You wash your hands before you go to the bathroom.
You’ve ever thought a blood pressure cuff would be an excellent gift for Christmas.
You’ve spent more money to buy a good stethoscope than you did on a trip to Six-Flags.
You consider a tongue depressor an eating utensil.
You know it’s a full moon without having to look at the sky.
Eating microwave popcorn out of a clean bedpan is perfectly natural.
You’ve been exposed to so many x-rays that you consider it a form of birth control.
You’ve ever had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring, a pierced tongue, and a pierced naval say, “I’m afraid of shots.”
You’ve ever bet on someone’s blood alcohol level.
You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac.
You believe every waiting room should have a Valium salt lick.
It’s called “fast” food because you’re supposed to eat it really fast. Otherwise, you might actually taste it.
A 92 year old Morris went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm. A couple of days later, when Morris had an appointment with the doctor again, the doc said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?”
Morris replied, “Just doing what you said doctor, ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'”
The doctor said, “Morris, I didn’t say that. I said you got a heart murmur. Be careful.”
Guns don’t kill people… but they make it real easy.
A salesman, tired of his job, gave it up to become a policeman. Several months later, a friend asked him how he liked his new role.
“Well,” he replied, “the pay is good and the hours aren’t bad, but what I like best is that the customer is always wrong.”
“A day is a day. It’s just a measurement of time. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day is up to you. It’s all a matter of perception.”
Donald L. Hicks,
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