In a major new announcement the University of Science and Ecologically Local Environmental Social Statistics today stated that after a study of almost four years costing just over four million pounds they have come to the conclusion that at roughly six o’clock every morning the sun appears to rise in the sky.
There were some regional and seasonal variations in this pattern and further research would be needed to clarify the points a little more, but they feel able to say after all this time, effort and money that with a very high degree of probability the sun is likely to rise again in the morning at roughly the same time as it did earlier today. They were not completely happy at this stage to give an absolute guarantee but they did say that it was a reasonable assumption.
There. Doesn’t that make you feel better?
Sorry, you mean you already know that? Are you really sure? Why is it that so many studies are performed to state the “bleeding obvious”?
Well perhaps it is because that despite these things being ‘bleeding obvious’ we still don’t necessarily take any notice. So what ‘bleeding obvious’ things can we point out that we probably should do something about?
Anyone who doesn’t know why this is a good idea can move on to the next article about how the red squirrel is finally making a comeback in its war against the grey squirrel….
Yes I know that you know that this is a good idea. I also know that you don’t do a great deal about it except for the forty eight hours or so after each new years eve resolution. Altering calorific output is easier and far more effective than altering input….
No I didn’t say less. ( Well maybe that Janice from the office next door could do with less but well???) A little of what you fancy certainly does you good but please stick to a little… Oh yes and cut out the stodge. You do know exactly what is healthy but somehow it never manages to end up on your plate in large enough portions….
Put more water in it.
Alcohol is very nice and can help you relax a little at the ‘office do’, but why do so many people genuinely measure how ‘good a time we had’ by how little they can remember? Also please remember to just drink more water. Dehydration is often confused for hunger and remembering to drink a glass of pure water before each meal will reduce your calorific intake without any will power required….
Stress definitely shortens your life. Even if you are not convinced about that you would agree that it makes however few years you do get to spend here less fun. So take some deep breaths, smell the fresh flowers, and make sure that every day has a little ‘me’ time. Take some time off. Listen to some music. Play some music. Whatever it takes?…
So yes I know that you know these things are worth doing. Now is the time to turn knowledge into action. To paraphrase a famous footwear company’s tag line.
Just do it.