Updated: Dec 20, 2017
Time alone is a rare commodity. But those stolen moments can be spritually renewing, educational, virtually relaxing, and give you that sense of balance, peacefulness, and strength that comes from taking good care of yourself. Sometimes...we long for nothing more than the luxury of an hour or two alone.
Lighting scented candles while reading spiritual books
Studying art books
Sit in a chair or lie in a bed-stare into space and think of nothing at all
Look into the future-Create goals for yourself
Turn on favorite tunes and dance (Fav)
Movies (Of course at home binging is the best)
Rid your diet of fried foods, saturated fat, sugar and caffeine. Eat fish and vegetables that are steamed, baked or broiled. Don't forget to plan meals that include brown rice, oats and other whole grains. Subsitute soothing chamomile or herb teas for coffee, colas or other drinks that contain caffeine. Instead of sweet, fattening desserts, eatt fresh fruits and dried fruit. Get to know your body. Dont wait until symptoms crop up before you pay attention to your physical well being. Eliminate abuse from overwork, insomnia, drugs and alcohol. Learn to love nature. You are part of the universe and you must appreciate and savor your role in it. Find time to spend in the woods or in the park. Strengthen and balance your body with yoga. It will help you relax and reduce stress.
SLEEP LIKE A BABY
If you're like most people, you don't feel like you get enough sleep. Insomia-which plaques a third of adults-may mean you have trouble either falling or staying asleep. it's normal to sleep poorly when travelig overseas or coping with temporary stressful situations, but afterward your normal sleep pattern should return.
When insomnia persists for weeks or months, your health, mood and productivity suffer and you're more likely to have accidents. You should be examined by your doctor to rule out medical conditions, such as allergies or psychological problems such as depression. which can impede sleep. Research has found that making lifestyle changes can make a major difference in the quality of your sleep.
DON'T GO TO BED TOO HUNGRY OR TOO FULL. Eating a lot increases your heart rate, making it difficult to sleep. The discomfort of a rumbling stomach will also keep you woke. Your best bet: a small snack close to bedtime if necessary.
LIMIT DRINKING ALL LIQUIDS A FEW HOURS BEFORE BEDTIME. That was you're less likely to have to go to the bathroom during the night-then having trouble falling back asleep.
AVOID ALCOHOL. Although a drink in the evening may help you fall asleep, it disturbs the quality of your sleep.
CUT BACK ON CAFFEINE. It's a powerful stimulant. Reduce your overall intake and avoid all caffeine from mid afternoon on.
GET UP THE SAME TIME EVERY MORNING. No matter what time you went to bed the night before. Doing this regularly helps keep your biological clock in sync.
EXERCISE EVERYDAY. When you're active, your body demands rest. Being fit also makes you more resistant to stress that can keep you up. Avoid vigorous acivity (I am not including sex) within two hours of going to sleep-it increases alertness.
SET ASIDE TIME TO UNWIND. Read, listen to music or watch a favorite program for a half hour before turning in. Incorporating other relaxation straegies such as meditation into you daily routine can also help prevent worrisome thoughts from keeping you up all night.
MAKE YOUR BEDROOM MORE INVITING FOR SLEEP. Carpets and rugs can help reduce noise, and heavy draperies or darkening shades cut down any early morning light.
INVEST IN A GOOD MATTRESS AND PILLOWS. They'll support your back and help keep you from tossing and turning.
If changing your behavior doesn't lead to a more restful sleep you may want to check with your primary doctor for other recommendations.
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“Resolve to be happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against dificulties-Helen Keller”