This is a letter to Hammer. On Monday you wrote a wonderful blog about what all you do for your family on any given day. You got a lot of great comments about this blog. But what I found missing was what Hammer does for himself.
All the things you do for your family are great but you need to take care of yourself. If you don't look out for yourself no one else will.
I suggest you get a good treadmill. After the kids are in school and before you start anything else, get on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes and walk fast enough that you raise your heart rate for the entire 45 minutes. You should be breathing hard and sweating. Make a tape or a video of your favorite music, the kind you enjoy. I like Abba and Queen.
This sustained activity on the treadmill will lower your blood pressure, allow you to loose weight, and might even lower the ringing in your ears. At any rate, you will be so tired in the evening that you will sleep and not even notice the ringing in your ears.
This treadmill activity should take place everyday and eventually it will be a habit. You will be doing your children and your wife a favor because you will feel better and you will live longer.