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WHAT I AM WORKING ON THIS WEEK


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

THIS WEEK I PLAN ON WORKING ON GETTING BETTER SLEEP. THERE ARE SOME PROS AND SOME CONS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS.
PROS
1. HOPEFULLY BE LESS TIRED DURING THE DAY
2. NOT BE THINKING OF FOOD AS OFTEN
3. HAVE MORE ENERGY TO GET WHAT I CAN DONE

CONS
1. GET ANXIOUS WITH THE CHANGES
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LOFLLAMA 7/4/2013 4:24PM

  If you get rid of soda & sweets you'll sleep better too. Sugar & caffeine are SO bad for you all around which includes sleep.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/4/2013 1:47PM

    I found some ways to help you with your choice, Monica!

Stick to a schedule, so your 'body clock' gets used to a wake up time, a time to eat, a bed time, a time to do other *stuff* so you get what is called, a *rhythm*

Sleep only at night. Daytime naps steal night sleep *rhythms* away. If you do take a day nap, make it 20 minutes. It's called a power nap.

Exercise 20-30 minutes because it's already proven to help us sleep better, but make sure you 'do' it in the morning or afternoon or it may mess with your sleep.

Take a HOT shower or bath before bed to relax your muscles.

Try not to eat 2 hours before bed time.

Keep away from caffeine.

Read fiction books before bed time. It may help to take your mind off the day's problems or the next day's troubles.

Keep your bedroom cooler than the other rooms in your house.

Keep your bedroom quiet or use what is called white noise (soft sounds) that are relaxing, like the whir of a fan, or the purr of a cat.

And avoid alcohol.

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CELIAMINER 7/4/2013 1:09PM

    The good feeling that comes with extra sleep should help with the anxiety over change, and getting more sleep is a beautiful way to treat yourself with love and respect. Good luck!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/4/2013 9:05AM

    My sleep habits are the pits. You made me realize I should work on my own. Good luck.

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/4/2013 1:32AM

  Valarian Root is good for sleep.

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IRISHMUM3 7/4/2013 12:27AM

    This is a good thing to work on. Wishing you progress!

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-WISPY- 7/3/2013 11:19PM

    I understand the pros and cons about getting better sleep patterns in place. For me anxiety is something that has to be overcome also when making changes.
Simple things like having a warm drink before settling down for the night, making sure your body is warm - especially the feet, allowing your mind to focus on your breathing with the rise and fall of your chest and abdomen can be very soothing.

Sending you loving thoughts to help you on your way.

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CATHEMARIE 7/3/2013 10:48PM

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TIMETOGETGOING 7/3/2013 9:12PM

    You will feel better in only a couple of days. I never really realized how big a difference it would make to my well-being until I made myself get off my computer and get some much needed rest! My tolerance levels doubled and patience is something we all need.. with others and with ourselves. But in spite of that, you have a good point in your CON, so try to forgive yourself if you don't get that magic '8" everynight. Anxiety works against all the good stuff. Best of luck! emoticon

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