59th Street Bridge Song-Paul Simon

Slow down, you movin’ too fast
You gotta make the morning last
Just kickin’ down the cobblestones
Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy

Hello lampost
Whatcha knowin?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’
Ain’tcha got no rhymes for me?
Doo Bee Doo Doo, feelin’ groovy

Got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me…
Life, I love you, all is groovy

A happy, cheery song perfect when you are feeling good about yourself and it also has a useful message for when things aren’t quite right.

“Slow down”.

It’s all too easy to get carried away by old habits and do too much to find yourself  scurrying around chasing your tail completely overlooking the basic human need for rest and recuperation.

You need to recognise your stress triggers early and put measures in place to prevent overwork and exhaustion. Some ideas for dealing with your triggers;

Put things into perspective-on a scale of 1-10, prioritise your challenges

Decide whether you can delegate tasks to friends, family or colleagues

Adopt relaxation techniques; Deep breathing, meditation, walking, listening to music

Phone a friend. It’s good to talk.

Factor in some moderate exercise into your day-even 15 minutes will help

Be groovy, be cool, be chilled, be relaxed.

Be you.



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