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10 GET READY FOR SLEEP TIPS

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We've said good-bye to another year and have gotten the stress of the holiday season behind us. January is the perfect month to settle in for some serious downtime. Take your cue from the early sunset and focus on getting a great night's sleep. Not sure where to start? Try adding these tips to your day and see if they help create a new sleep routine.

1) Eat a light dinner.

2) Shut off the TV and computer 1 hour before your ready to sleep.

3) JOURNAL BEFORE BED to get out of your head.

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4) Leave your phone in the living room.

5) Take a bath TO RELAX YOUR MUSCLES and nervous system.

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6) MAKE A CALENDAR APPOINTMENT TO SLEEP AND KEEP IT.

7) Reserve your bed for sleep and sex—no other activities.

8) Invest in a foam mattress so you don’t feel your partner move.

9) Do a 10-minute yoga for sleep sequence.

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10) Play soothing music or mantras.

- Linden Schaffer

 

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3 Workplace Wellness Tips for Focus

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Summer's over and the dreaded return to shorter days and a full-on heavy fall work schedule are here. (We're already daydreaming about our next vacation!) Don't let the stress of your to-do list get you down. Instead try these quick made for work tips to increase your wellness right now:

Work in 90-minute intervals – Uninterrupted short work sessions help you to avoid exhaustion. Reward your work with a healthy break such as watering your office plants to allow for renewal.

Take a Stroll – Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that a walk can immediately change your mood for the better as well as provide better you with a better ability to handle stress at work.

Turn off your Phone – Shuck that Pavlovian response and take control of whom you text and when. Stash your phone in your drawer while you work for that 90-minute interval and challenge yourself to extend it.