The Fantastic Life


Daily Rituals

I love routines. They make my days predictable and help me habit stack effectively. But sometimes, routines get stale. They become boring, or we feel stuck in a rut. The article below offers a new perspective on routines — build them around rituals. A ritual is a series of events that eases you into the right mindset to tackle a task …

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The Answer to Everything

My subject line reminded me of the character who played the Dad from the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, whose answer to every problem was Windex. Well, the closest answer to solving most problems in Western society is…exercise.   What are the big problems?   -Obesity   -Anxiety   -Depression   -Covid for the …

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The Upside of Stress

Stress gets a bad rap and most if it is deserved. But not all.  Erin Barker’s article below talks about the upside of stress. The key lies in how we view stress.  There are three reactions we can have when we are faced with a stressful situation:   1—view it as a threat (bad)   …

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Humans were built to walk.  We get so many health benefits from moving our bodies and yet here we are sitting at a desk for most of our long lives.  I work out a ton, usually for a couple hours, and then I go sit for 8 hours.  Not great.   So……   –-Walk more—try …

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