52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #29: Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night
are people out there that subsist on 5 hours of sleep a night.
I don't know how they do it.
Recently my allergies have been making it difficult to sleep.
Lack of sleep had been making me crabby, forgetful and sucked
out my creativity. I remember as a new mother, no sleep made me
feel like I was going crazy.
Some countries use little sleep as torture. Yet, many of us get
little sleep on purpose. We have too much to do. We want to relax
and watch late night television- after all we deserve it. Sleep
is just wasted time anyway. Have you ever used these excuses?
The truth is that people get more done on a full night's sleep
because they are alert and able to concentrate. When you are tired
you tend to drag.
Some of the symptoms and results of too little sleep:
- weight gain
- accelerates aging
- disturbs blood sugar levels
- increased blood pressure
- heart problems
- wears down the immune system
- irritability, forgetfulness
- inability to concentrate
- lower reaction time
Sleep is as important to our health as exercise or eating right.
Here is how you can get better sleep:
Plan your time better so you can get to bed earlier.
Turn of the TV an hour before bed, because the brightness and
quickness of it keeps you more awake
Plan a before bed routine of taking off makeup, reading, a bath,
soft music or something relaxing half-hour before bed so you are
ready to drift off
Journal or keep a notepad when rushing thoughts keep you from
Watch what you think about sleep. If you think it is a waste
of time you are less likely to make time for it. This is the most
Stay away from exercise, nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine in the
30 Ways to Get
How can you plan today to get to be earlier?
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