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6 Easy Tips for Better Sleeping Now

6 Easy Tips for Better Sleeping Now

Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health. If you fall short even just for a day or two nights, it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight. Even though people experiencing sleep loss identify with these symptoms, a troubling percentage of people still find themselves regularly deprived of quality sleep. So, why despite the fact that we know the importance of sleep, we continually place it as not a priority to our well being.

A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. You have much more control over the quality of your sleep than you probably realize.

Recent research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function. It can be a contributing factor to weight gain and increase disease risk in both adults and children. Receiving a good night sleep can help you eat less, exercise better, and be healthier.

Over the past few decades, both sleep quality and quantity has declined and continues to decline. Many people report that they do NOT get regular sleep and when they are sleeping, they are not receiving a quality sleep. Not only this, most people do not have any kind of sleep routine to encourage a good sleeping pattern.

If you want to optimize your health or lose weight, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do.

How you feel in your waking hours, can contribute to how well you sleep at night. This means, if you are looking to improve your sleep, look at your daily routine. Often times, you can connect some of the daytime habits as contributing factors in your poor sleep quality.

Unhealthy daytime habits and lifestyle choices can leave you tossing and turning at night, thus, affecting your mood, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and weight. Try experimenting with the following tips. In doing so you will find that you enjoy better sleep at night, feel healthier,improve how you think and feel during the day and generally make better choices.

Here are 6 easy tips for helping you get better sleep. Stop hoping for a better night sleep. These tips will have you waking up ready to jump out of bed to face the new day!

7 Instant Actions to Build Self Confidence

7 Instant Actions to Build Confidence

Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. It can be high, low or somewhere in-between. While everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, others experience self doubt more frequently and for longer periods of time. Low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure, unmotivated and in search of a purpose or passion. It can feel as though something is lacking in your life.

As a Therapist and Life Coach one of the most common concerns I see amongst my clients is simply to feel more confident in a variety of different environments.

While your confident friends may say: “Well, just be confident!”, to a person experiencing a lack of confidence this piece of advice is not useful at all and can leave you feeling even more frustrated, wondering if there is something truly wrong with you. Rest assured that it is common that as we transition through the different phases of our life that we can find ourselves lacking in confidence and experiencing low self esteem. To combat those feelings, let’s look at some ways to get us back on track and restore your confidence and improving your self esteem.

You might be able to identify a few things that are affecting your opinion of yourself (maybe you’re being bullied, or you might be feeling lonely), or like many experience they just can’t pin point the reason “why”.

Confidence is built on different things and over time, so it is worthy to know that our choices and accomplishments feed our passion, thus making us feel happier and more confident in who we are. Discovering these things is one of the most worthwhile pursuits of your life. In my 8 week group therapy program, Labyrinth, you can learn how to develop your inner strength, build confidence, renew your passions and create healthy boundaries with others that are supportive of your values and purpose in life.

If you are wondering how to improve your self-esteem, I hope you will find something useful in this article to help you improve and maintain your own levels of confidence.

Is Chronic Pain Dragging you Down?

Do You Suffer from Chronic Pain?

Chronic PainChronic pain is defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury. Chronic pain is very different. It can persist for months or even longer and can sometimes have no apparent reason to exist.

Spots and Blemishes - Who has time for them!

AcneThe benefits of Aromatherapy in treating Cystic Acne

Cystic Acne is a different type of breakout that requires more than a spot treatment for curing it. The cysts are hard and painful blemishes that have deep roots within the skin. They eventually heal as the body reabsorbs the infection but they can remain on your skin as a painful lump for weeks. One of the quickest ways to fix it usually involves a cystic acne treatment or a cortisone shot but for those of who would not want to pile on such foreign ingredients on your faces, there are a lot of alternative remedies.

Stress: Facing the Demon Naturally

A lot of people suffer from stress and anxiety and they look for alternatives to medication. The good news is that there a number of natural remedies for stress of any type. Some of them are aromatherapy, CBT, and herbal medicines.

Aromatherapy to relieve your stress

Aromatherapy, a branch of herbal medicine uses the essential oils that are found in plants for their medicinal and healing properties. Although the name suggests that it is primarily a form of smell or aroma therapy but the essential oils are actually intended to be absorbed into the body via your skin through different techniques like massage, the lungs, and also through inhalation. It is widely used for detoxifying the body, rejuvenation of the body, and to reduce all types of stress.

Workplace Stress: How it can affect our health and some self-help tips

Workplace StressStress at work is normal. Even your dream jobs will have stressful deadlines and performance expectations. For some people, stress works as a motivator while for others, stress can be quite overwhelming. You may continually worry about a project, feel that you’re being unfairly treated by a supervisor, or knowingly accept a lot more than you can handle hoping for a promotion. You shouldn’t put your job ahead of everything else as it can affect your health as well as personal relationships as you get compounded with work-related stress.

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