It’s Monday already? Are you rested and ready for the week ahead, or do you have a weekend hangover from not enough rest? Sometimes just getting out of bed on a Monday is difficult especially if you haven’t had sufficient sleep enough over the weekend. Simple tips to help you train your body and amp up your Monday “A.M. productivity”. Create a sleep routine Don’t underestimate the importance of your circadian rhythm. This regulates how your body sleep and wake cycle runs. Bodies crave routine and ideally, you should wake up from a light phase of sleep, not the deeper stage. It’s that deeper stage that leads to a foggy head and low mental functioning. If you’re well rested you shouldn’t need to rely on caffeine to get you moving. Set a bedtime Stick to the set time or at least within 30 minutes of that time. Set a wake-up time – Get up around the same time each morning, your body will be reset to the routine slowly. The hope is that eventually, you will be able to wake yourself up without an alarm. Relax Don’t work, text, or stay online too close to your set bedtime. The blue light emitted from your phone
#smilesfilm by Yoko Ono…Join In!
+Yoko Ono has a very ambitious project in the works. You can join in too! I originally heard about this when I got a note from the project on +Instagram. What could be better than the entire world in #smilesfilm! We need more #smiles in this world and why not? They are free and unlimited supply….so start sharing smiles with our fellow humans. They will make a difference in the world. So get ready….set….#smile!!! Pass it on! Free smiles right here!!
Time….. Really Our Most Precious Gift
Does anyone know how much time they have? We are in the heart of the holiday season and nearing the end of 2013. It’s a perfect time to reflect on our lives, our loves and our futures as we are considering our Resolutions for 2014. One day a woman’s husband died On that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore”. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.” Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away. No more tomorrow, no more chances to say good-bye or say “I love you.” While we have our relationships and life, it’s best we love today, care today, fix it what’s broken today. Time to heal what’s wrong. All this is true for marriage…..old cars…children with bad report cards, dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Life and death is important…the rest is just details. Some things we keep — like a