Simply Good Life — Improve Your Inner Voice | Sleep Better | Be Better at Small Talk
Hi friends, here is your weekly dose of “Simply Good Life”, a newsletter that tries to make your day a little bit better and help you to grow personally and professionally. Enjoy!
I love using my Oura ring to analyze my sleep every morning. I’ve learned so much about things that cause my sleep quality to worsen and the ones that improve the amount of deep and REM sleep.
Today I listened again to the interview with the sleep expert Matthew Walker in which he explains how badly lack of sleep affects our immune system:
Adults limited to just 4 hours of sleep for only one night experienced a 70% drop in natural killer cell activity. Natural killer cells are responsible for identifying and destroying malignant cancer cells.
Now imagine after months of insufficient sleep…
Here are some additional recommendations from Oura that can help to sleep better:
Turn Small Talk Into An Amazing Conversation
It’s possible to turn those boring everyday conversations into meaningful ones. Ones where you learn about and really connect with people. In this video, you’ll learn from some of the best conversationalists about moving from small talk to deep connections.
I enjoy learning about ways to improve how to communicate with our loved ones. These tips are especially important while stuck at home with someone during a pandemic.
Learn below how not to label your partner with statements like “You are greedy”. Nobody wants to be labeled.
Learn what to say instead.
Quote I Love
The quality of your mind determines the quality of your life. Happiness and suffering are simply mental events. Everything good and bad that happens in your life must appear in consciousness to matter. — Sam Harriss
That’s why I meditate twice a day. Every single day.
I want to clearly see every thought appearing in my mind.
I want to understand my inner chatter.
This inner chatter is our coach giving us bad and good advice 24 hours a day. The quality of this inner talk determines the quality of our life. And there is just one way to improve our inner talk.
By being aware of it.
Have a great day, all!