Tony Fidel, Samuel, Marianne Williamson discussed on Thyme 4 Tea with Mikita

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I'm so thankful for my husband and my daughter and my health. I'm so thankful that we have a roof over ahead. Food in the pantry. When you start your day with gratitude, the day is going to go a whole lot better. And there's actually been scientific studies that show that people who are grateful have 23% less cortisol in their systems and that's the stress hormone as you would know, but just so you listeners know. Also, it's been shown that when we feel gratitude, not just thinking in our head, but when we feel that gratitude, we are getting our bodies to produce dopamine and serotonin, which are the happy hormones. So you're decreasing the stress hormones and upping the happy hormones. I think it's a nice way to start the day. It is. I like how you talk about starting the day grateful. And, you know, just recently talking about starting a day in the alarm clocks, my husband got a new phone and it wakes up and it says, good morning, Samuel today is. And then it goes into a full detailed about the news and it doesn't stop. Oh. I was like, oh my gosh. Why did you do that? Turn that app off. Yes. I just was like, it just totally just started this week. It just messed up like my whole week and how I woke up and felt. I could feel it like it was affecting me, but I really until now I'm just really realizing like, why? And how? Yeah, and another one of the techniques in the book is take a digital time out. We are bombarded with our devices, right? I literally, I have a very different relationship with my phone, and then almost everybody else in the world because I always have my phone turned off. I have no notifications. I don't have nothing. Even I really have it turned on so, you know, when my kids call, you know, they have to call them back. And I was in this conference. Many years ago, where Tony Fidel, who was the original inventor of the iPhone, or not the iPhone, the iPod. The very first one that was just the music. And then he was involved in the first three generations of the iPhone. And they were talking about how they are designed to be addictive. You get those dopamine hits and you want more and you want to work and you want more. And so I invite people to just take a digital timeout and it doesn't mean my sister is about to go on vacation. And she is going to be totally off the grid for two weeks. Hats off to her. I couldn't do that. You know, I really admire her, but I know I couldn't do that. But if you can just take this from time to time out and take some of those notifications off and certainly not start your day with that. Marianne Williamson is a spiritual author and I remember her saying years ago when people still used to get the newspaper delivered into the driveway..

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