We’d like to imagine that we view the world through an objective lens and can trust what we see. But researchers have found that, in fact, the way we feel tends to filter the way we interpret the world—which may be “rose-colored glasses” or a “half-empty glass” or based on other feelings of fear, surprise, or hunger. Psychologists call this “affect heuristic” and it’s a way our brains filter information to make decisions quickly, but can often overlook much that is right in front of our eyes. And for more hidden body messages, see What Happens to Your Body on an Airplane.
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Those of you that know me are well aware that I’m NOT a morning person. I try so hard to change my routine, and I’m still stuck in my night-owl rut. I found this great article from Eat This, Not That: 30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim. Tip #15 is Get Your Sweat On, and I so wish I can be a morning person enough to do my workouts before work instead of after! Maybe I’ll get there some day. For Tip #16, Refuel Post-Workout, you can use my Crock Pot Protein Oatmeal recipe. And as far as Tip #19, Practice Gratitude, I generally do that one before bed, after I’d laid down and have been reflecting on the day. I think starting the day with that practice would be a great head-start too! Hopefully these tips and all the ones listed in the article can make a positive impact on your daily routine.