Hope this will brighten your day …

I feel blessed that I get to connect with you in these difficult times – even if my impact is small, helping one person get through the day 1% better is all I need to make it worthwhile writing these newsletters.

💜 What I’ve enjoyed

Being stuck at home and bored can lead to some creative and funny stuff being made:

🤔 What I’ve been thinking about

The one best thing we can do when quarantined is taking care of our health and boost our immune systems. Wouldn’t this be a good time to adopt some positive new habits?

Before thinking about fancy advanced techniques, I’d always start with improving the essentials: The three things having the biggest effect on your health and daily well-being are argualbly your Sleep, Fitness, and Nutrition.

Sleep: Here’s a good article on how to improve it. Or, even better, read the books Why we sleep or The Sleep Solution.

Nutrition: I know binge eating is very appealing in these times. Instead, we should use our idle time to learn more about nutrition and become better cooks ourselves! Here’s a few books that I’d recommend: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? (Mark Hyman – very hands on with many recipes). Also consider reducing carbs/gluten in your food (here’s a good book on what it does to your brain) and making intermittent fasting a habit.

Fitness: Don’t get lazy, you don’t need a gym to stay in shape! There’s countless good Fitness YouTubers, but I like scooby1961 best – he’s a nice (somewhat goofy) giant, and he has great videos on the basics. Or get this good book on bodyweight exercises.

Finally, I’d strongly recommend you supplement Vitamin D (here’s why it’s specifically helpful against the virus – most of us need to supplement it all year round, as we don’t get enough sun exposure). I take something like this daily.

😴 What helped me find calm this week

Intentional ASMR Picks:

The great thing about ASMR is that the creators can make them at home, even when quarantined (there’s lots of time, too). It might be more difficult to get props, and there seem to be a bit less videos than usually – but there were still great videos this week, which I’ve added to my “ASMR Favorites” Playlist”:

💎 Hidden gem ASMR Channel of the week:

Oopsydaisy ASMR has some creative videos, especially her recent Cyberpunk 2077 Roleplay (she’s repairing & upgrading you). The props and effects are cool, and her voice is pleasant (and I’m looking forward to the game!)

Ah, and by the way, I made an ASMR video myself (it’s quite unusual – I’m drawing Pokémon on my new tablet. I had fun making this:)

Unintentional ASMR Picks:

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