When I think of Gumby, I think of a flexible, bendable character from my childhood days. He was a cute, smiling little guy and perhaps we should all be a little bit more “flexible” in our daily routines and life events? Must we always WIN in an argument, or even a discussion that evolves into a difference of opinion? Are we so rigid that we do not listen to the other person’s thoughts/feelings? Flexibility and adaptability to life situations can be quite effective to reduce one’s stress levels, plain and simple. Give it a try, keep Gumby in mind and work on that flexibility by stretching your thoughts , your mind,everyday and holding for 10 seconds prior to responding. Flexibility can be improved upon like all fitness components and in this sense it is no different, practice, practice, practice!!