Turns out that if we don’t carve out calming time and get enough sleep, we have a bias against new activities. What we do to our bodies with respect to food and nutrition, water consumption, and even relaxation exercises, has an impact on how we perceive and interact with the world. Since we spend so much time indoors and in front of screens, we should take a break from technology for a while and just go outdoors to give our minds a change of scene. (Seems like poet Walt Whitman had that idea.)
Coulter emphasizes the importance of language and cognition with respect to impulse control and delayed gratification. Children have a different relationship with language than adults which often leads to parental inference relating to defiance whereas the child doesn’t fully understand a negative imperative.
Coulter advocates a morning meditation ritual to cleanse ourselves of yesterday’s stress.
Learn more at Dee Coulter’s site.