Did you know that getting down on your hands and knees and crawling around can actually restore your sanity — even when you have to eat turkey sandwiches everyday just to finish that Thanksgiving feast and you have to deal with the upcoming holidays? Cross-crawling, where your opposite hand and knee strike the ground at the same time, actually rebalances the two sides of your brain. And, since your brain is the physical analog or “hardware” for your mind, a rebalanced brain means a rebalanced mind — which ultimately leads to sanity!

People like John Paul Getty have used cross crawling and similar techniques to maintain clarity, focus and attention under pressure. Want more helpful, practical tips like this? Check out Everyday Magic, a weekly email course that puts practical magic tips in your inbox every week. Get the details here.