All posts tagged: healthy lifestyle

10 Tips for a Refreshing and Rejuvenating Sleep

I love sleep. I love sleep so much that I refused to come out of my mother’s womb. My twin had to be born first because I was still sleeping. I kept hitting the snooze button. That’s what happens when it’s warm and cozy and comfortable. I was born 51 minutes later. When I was a shift worker in my early twenties and doing back-to-back evening, morning, and evening shifts, I would count down the hours until I could go back to sleep as soon as I woke up. It was during this time in my life that I was diagnosed with a chronic illness with fatigue being the the overarching symptom. My sleeping patters were irregular, I was tired allthe time, and my mood was stuck on irritable. If you’re thinking, that’s me too, know that you can have a refreshing and rejuvenating sleep just by making a few simple lifestyle changes. There are many restorative processes that take place when we are sleeping. Ideally, we should be aiming for around eight hours of shut-eye every night. The …

How to be A Morning Person (When You’re Not)

If Neil Sedaka sings, “breaking up is hard to do,” many of us would say waking up (early) is also hard to do. But it doesn’t have to be. Being a morning person isn’t necessarily something you are born or not born with. Like many things, it can be learned, practiced, and mastered over time. What better way to start the day than being fresh and awake in the morning? Donuts, maybe. Here’s that donut. HOW TO BE A MORNING PERSON (WHEN YOU’RE NOT) 1. Baby steps. If you’re not a morning person to begin with, you’re not going to suddenly spring out of bed at 6 am (just because you are reading this article. But kudos to you if you do!). Make gradual changes as you go along. If you are used to waking up at 9, set your alarm for 8.45. The next day, set it for 8.30. The following day, 8.15. And so on. You get it. Do this until you have reached your desired wake-up time. 2. Strategically position your alarm clock. Place your …