It’s Friday, so Just Relax™

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

— Chinese Proverb

You are not a robot. You can’t keep cranking out the same high quality content day in and day out with no breaks. Despite what the futurists might say, the need for basics—food, sleep, R&R—is not going away anytime soon. You aren’t going to beat the bots in a battle of endurance, so you might as well do yourself a favor and take a load off. Embracing your fleshy frailties has its perks: greater happiness, longer life, sustained productivity, you name it. Quit trying to be something you’re not. Rest, recharge, and recommit instead.

Time to relax

  • “Narwhals are not cool under pressure. When stressed, they use up almost all of their energy in an instant by essentially stopping their hearts while thrashing as hard as they can to swim away.” – Think you’re bad at handling stress? Narwhals are worse
  • “According to research, being good to yourself by adding some hygge to your life can make you happier. If you are constantly feeling on the verge of burnout, struggling with work demands and family demands, and you find you are rarely at your home to enjoy it, you might need to add some hygge to your life.” – Add some hygge to your life and be happier
  • “Are you having a tough day? Do you need a break from work? Well, we have a good solution. Last week, the Oregon Zoo published a minute-long video of Lily the 5-year-old Asian elephant taking a relaxing dip in their wading pool.” – Soothe Your Anxiety By Watching This Little Elephant Bob For Apples
  • “Having a 9-9 job, or in a layman’s term, ‘adulting’, does not only contribute to physical stress but also involves extreme emotional and mental exhaustion. Migraines, insomnia or an upset stomach come in naturally when you are unable to give your mind enough down-time.” – 5 Fun & Relaxing Hobbies To Try If You Have A 9 To 9 Job
  • “Balancing holiday events and work obligations was ranked as the most stressful part of the holiday season, according to the Accountemps survey. Instead of feeling the frenzy, try these seven ways to cope.” – Seven Ways to Diffuse Holiday Stress

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

CouchDB Weekly News, December 7, 2017

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


  • panmnesia 0.1.0 – An action registry and redux-based aggregate store for a PouchDB-based event stream.

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