Tag Archives: health

Fasting and mental growth

When a person fasts (from food or a technology device), you don’t need to stop learning. This is a big reminder to myself as well.

Click here for a short audio I put together as well for others and myself.

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Health expo in Madison area

I had attended this community event this last Sunday, and I have to give it raving reviews. The amount of options available with the different booths, coupled with different workouts staggered throughout the day was amazing for a health focused individual.

Here’s the site: http://madisonhealthexpo.com/

If you’re at all interested in your well being, please go next year or find an event like it within your comfortable driving radius; my wife and I will be going – hope to see you there. It would be cool if you mention which blog posts are helpful to you and which ones suck 🙂

Working at night without shocking your system

By “system”, I mean your own body and mind! Best to play it safe and not be up all night from a bright screen and be burnt out the next day.

Items I personally use are a screen dimming application, as I’ve described in a prior blog post (see here: Flux ), coupled with some Windows OS tweaks below.

On top of Flux, I’m currently using “High Contrast” in Windows 10, and the corresponding theme in Chrome too. Very nice to not burden the body as you get ready for resting and wind down, but still able to learn new things in life.

This eve my learning is on the tech side and consists of reading up on advanced features in Entity Framework 6  for compatibility with an older .net 4.0 framework/Visual Studio 2010. 🙂

Is your work ethic killing you?

This past Friday I was getting really drained in the morning and I ended up making the tough call to go home to rest. It wasn’t something caffeine would have helped – that would only mask the issue at hand.

Why was it so difficult? Well, because I want to be a top performer and help people pretty often at work. Not that I don’t go through some days where I want some solitude, but if I can squeeze in helping someone for a minute without losing focus, I will.

Anyways, back to the topic. Of you feel inclined just go stay at work because you “have to”, don’t pressure yourself so much and allow yourself to take a break.

Taking time off of duties to do rest and then once recovered the next day/evening, do something different and fun is important, especially when your mind is churning, yet you could use some well deserved rest. Don’t feel you earned it but are trying your best? Take the time off anyway. Your body will thank you for it later.