Adopt Good Sleep Habits | Need Sleep Old Habits Die… Easily To hear Valerie talk about her sleep routine, you might think this single mom, who teaches high school math near Boston, has always practiced good sleep habits. "Oh, no," she says. "When I was growing up, my mom used to let me stay up as late as I wanted, and on weekends I often slept into the afternoon." Back then, and into her early 30s, sleep was easy for Valerie. Then the stresses of adult life—her job, parenthood, financial concerns—began to keep her awake at night. She found herself lying in bed for hours sometimes, not knowing why she couldn't sleep, and lacking the tools and good habits to remedy the situation on her own. Improving Sleep (2:50)Dr. What the Sleep Doctors Say Sleep doctors recommend a variety of measures to help adults and children achieve adequate sleep. Making Your Sleep Routine Your Own Valerie, for instance, admits that she doesn't follow all of the advice her doctor gave her. Find more tips to overcome sleep issues at Healthy Sleep.
Yoga As a Lifestyle - For Health & Fitness | Yogic Way Of Life Yoga as a lifestyle or the ‘yogic way’ has a huge following. It is amazing that a tradition which is more than 5000 years old has today become a popular way of life. The power of yoga lies in its simplicity, flexibility and diversity. Yoga is not a religion, yet can be practiced in harmony with any religion. The yogic philosophy and its various techniques can be followed by anyone and everyone in any setting. Now, what is a yogic lifestyle all about? In the Bhagvat Gita, yoga is expounded as – “Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam”, which mean Yoga is perfection in action. Having said all these, today yoga is seen more as a counter-balance to one’s stressful and overworked lifestyle, which lacks proper exercise and relaxation. To experience the real benefits of yoga, you have to make it as part of your daily activity. Yoga was developed as part of the ancient Indian spiritual culture.
5 Ways to Kick Bad Habits 1. It’s your brain Habit-making is simply what our brains do. They’re designed to create neural pathways that provide the best results. So, when a desire triggers a reaction that in turn satisfies that initial urge, the brain takes note. The next time that desire arises, the brain calls up the circuitry that got the job done before. When an urge is satisfied—whether for soothing, attention, or any other response—we experience a rush of dopamine, the neurochemical associated with feeling good. When we understand how a habit forms, we have a greater chance of catching it in the act, and take steps to make a more considered choice, says addiction psychiatrist Judson Brewer. 2. Recognizing the patterns of our habits—the trigger, the impulse, the brain’s learned way to satisfy that need—is just part of the process of unwinding them. Habit-making is what our brains do. 3. When you feel willpower slipping, Willard suggests, ask yourself if you’re feeling any of the following: 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4.
lifestyle Archives - Anita Goa I love to meet new people. I love to eat good food. And i love to collaborate with likeminded creatives. So it was a triple treat to be in the kitchen with Malin Nilsson of GoodEatings blog. In this video we are making, (or rather; Malin is making) a breakfast of Overnight Oats with a warm spiced plum topping. Watch the video first and get inspired. PORTIONS: 2 portions / TIME: 5 + 10 min 1 cup oats 1 1/4 cup almond milk (or other plant milk) 1 tsp vanilla powder, optional 1 tsp cinnamon, optional 1 tsp – 1 tbsp brown rice syrup, optional 5-10 plums, depending on their size 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp (or more) freshly grated ginger or powdered ginger 1-2 tbsp brown rice syrup A few drops frying oil (like coconut- or rapeseed oil) Mix oats, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl. Halve plums and place them in a bowl with spices, grated ginger and sweetener. comment / share »
7 Strategies for Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits Many people were very intrigued by my interview with behavioral scientist Brian Wansink and his ideas. He studies eating behavior and consumer habits, and has a book that just came out: Slim By Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. I asked him for some of his top tips, and he gave me these excellent suggestions to “Help your kitchen make you slim.” 1. 2. This combines the Strategy of Inconvenience, because you can’t just reach out to take more food, and the Strategy of Monitoring, because you can keep track better of how much you’re eating. Trending: How to Want What You’ve Got in a World of Infinite Choice 3. We eat less when we use a smaller plate, but American plate sizes have been steadily growing. 4. People eat more, without noticing, if they’re watching TV. Trending: The 8 Most Groundbreaking Nonfiction Books of 2018 5. 6. I was interested to see this one — it confirms my argument about the Strategy of Foundation and the importance of “uncluttering.” 7.
How to Start Exercising and Stick to It Making exercise an enjoyable part of your everyday life may be easier than you think. These tips can show you how. What’s keeping you from exercising? If you’re having trouble beginning an exercise plan or following through, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle getting out of the sedentary rut, despite our best intentions. You already know there are many great reasons to exercise—from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. While practical concerns like a busy schedule or poor health can make exercise more challenging, for most of us, the biggest barriers are mental. Whatever your age or fitness level—even if you’ve never exercised a day in your life —there are steps you can take to make exercise less intimidating and painful and more fun and instinctive. Ditch the all-or-nothing attitude. Be kind to yourself. Check your expectations. Busting the biggest exercise excuses Making excuses for not exercising? “I hate exercising.” “I’m too busy.”
Building Positive Relationships at Work Thanks to Joel’s coaching, I have grown revenues by 30 percent while improving employee retention and my personal job satisfaction. I was able to get a much sought after promotion and build relationships with key executives in my company. Joel helped me deal with situations from an honest, realistic standpoint and to focus on what really matters for my organization and myself. By adhering to my authentic goals and objectives, I’m able to achieve superior results while growing as a person.Kara Gilbert, Vice President, Sales,Oracle Corporation Building positive workplace relationships is vital for career success. Relationships can positively or negatively affect your satisfaction with the job, your ability to advance and gain recognition for your achievements. However, for a lot of people, relationship building isn’t natural or easy to do. Do you need help building positive relationships at work? Share more of yourself at meetings. Copyright ©2005-2020 Joel Garfinkle, All Rights Reserved.
6. Kick Your Bad Habits 5. Prioritise and Organise 4. Get Enough Sleep 3. Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food 2. Start Being Physically Active / Exercising 1. Form Positive Relationship