A lovely kettlebell GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! A bonfire on the beach that my eldest planned and didn’t stay for…brat. Yeah I said it! But my boy did and that made up for it!
Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s Monday and time to get after it!
One of the cool things about driving to the coast is the podcasts I get to listen to. This weekend was no exception. Tim Ferris interviewed Dr. Andrew Huberman. Talk about an eye opener…literally!
Huberman started the talk with the importance of vision on your overall health. Vision as in your physical sight and the interaction it has on your physical health.
See (no pun intended) our vision is our primary source of input/ feedback. We rely on our sight for assessing threats and non-threats; different situations; learning. It plays a HUGE roll in our everyday lives.
When the pupils are dilated, they take in much more of the surrounding world. You are basically in a relaxed state which does all kinds of positive things to your body and hormone levels and all kinds of other stuff. Happy stuff. Like when you get a massage.
When the pupils constrict i.e., become like pins, our bodies become stressed. Why? it is the start of the “fight or flight” thing. We become focused. It takes a bunch of muscles and such to get those pupils to become smaller and stay smaller. Our hormone type stuff goes up. Unhappy stuff. Like when you are overly alert.
You know what makes your pupils get smaller? Looking at your phone all the time. Small screen with small print which requires, maybe, a bit of squinting to read the small print. Focused pupils and stress.
I tried something different when I was driving. I looked way off into the horizon when I could. When traffic wasn’t bogging me down. Looking off at the distant horizon causes the pupils to open up. Become big and round. Slows down the breathing a bit and relaxed me. Mind you it did not make me drowsy. Just relaxed.
I tell you, Huberman is one smart dude. Check out the podcast. You won’t be disappointed.
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a phone will need glasses if it loses it’s contacts. Get it? Contacts? HAHAHHAHAHAHA