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I had bad sleep habits for a number of years, and it took me months to solve them. One tip that helped was to plan tomorrow at least an hour before bed. In theory this was so I didn't go to be worrying about tomorrow. But what helped the most was to find the golden nuggets of things I was really looking forward to. I could go to bed anticipating the fun-filled tomorrow, and I was eager to pop out of bed in the morning.
We're all different, but for me, the hardest time to control my eating -- both what I eat as well as portion control -- is after work if I skimped on breakfast and/or lunch. By tracking, I have learned that I need to evenly spread my calories throughout the day.
If you have a bad day or week or even month -- keep in mind that even professional baseball players sometimes hit a slump, sometimes strike out. They shrug it off. They learn what they maybe need to focus on in practice tomorrow. They hang in there. and so can we.
I make myself 'earn' minutes to watch TV or play computer games by exercising. ie, to watch 30 minutes of TV, I need 30 minutes of activity. 'activity' includes household chores, so this gets me moving, limits how much junk I watch, and gives me a dual purpose for using the vacuum.
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