health

What can you do?

Got a commitment tomorrow you cant afford to miss? People counting on you to come through?

Get some sleep!!

sleep

Not much more to say on that subject.

Maybe have a drink, but not too many. More than 1 or 2 and sleep quality really suffers. If you want to be fully-functional for whatever you are doing tomorrow don’t try to sleep on a bender. It sucks to show up to a presentation that you’ve been preparing for for weeks with puffy bloodshot eyes. Not a good impression.

Watch a little TV to chill out. No news. That’ll stress you out more and ruin your sleep too.

Eat something.There’s no point in sleeping hungry. On the flip-side, take it easy on the late-night beans and boiled cabbage if you’re running an early morning 5K, just to be safe.

Ultimately, if you have a routine, assuming it involves a decent amount of sleep (unlike mine), keep with it. Screwing with your routine tonight will add stress to tomorrow.

I have to get up early (for me) tomorrow. Green tea and a little UFC tonight to relax. May sound like an odd combination, but it works for me. In a few minutes I’ll attempt to follow my own advice.

Heart Health & a Little Nervous

I went in for the “Annual blood test” yesterday to make sure everything is working the way it’s supposed to. Not really a big deal except for one thing. For the past 15 or so years I’ve had high cholesterol, especially LDL, the bad stuff. I’ve been on statins off and on, mostly on, for at least 10+ years. The more I read about statins, the more I don’t want to be on statins. Besides the side effects,  I’m still in my 30’s (barely) and I face the real possibility of having to pop a pill every day for the rest of my life. I’ve still got a LOT of people left to annoy in this life, so I expect to live for a very long time.
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