Recharge

Recharge

Our minds are constantly overworked and bogged down by the stresses of everyday life. Like any organ, muscle, or machine, the mind needs time and care to recuperate from hard work in order to operate at its best. We all know that sleep is very important, but here are even more ways you can incorporate rest and relaxation into your daily life to help your mind RECHARGE.

Click on the numbers below to learn some helpful tips...
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Hold the liquids 1-2 hours before going to bed as it can cause interruption in your sleep and cause you to wake up needlessly to use the bathroom.
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Try using a fan, white noise machine or music to mask the sounds that keep you awake.
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Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day to keep your internal clock in better balance.
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Get outside in the sunshine during the day as much as possible to reinforce our natural circadian rhythms to support a healthy sleep schedule.
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Involve yourself in random acts of kindness toward your family, friends, colleagues and community.
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For better sleep, try a micro-relaxation activity during your day, such as deep breathing, yoga or laughing with a friend.
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Find a comfortable mattress and pillows. We spend up to one third of our lifetime sleeping so make sure that your mattress and pillows have not exceeded their life expectancy and that they are still supportive.
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Create a relaxing bedtime routine such as reading, listening to relaxing music, taking a hot shower, meditating, etc. This prepares your mind and body for sleep.

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Commit to making small changes in 2019 and earn prizes for you and your family!

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Sign into the giveaway widget with either your Facebook account or your name and email address.
Follow the instructions in the widget. Once you've completed a task that's listed, you'll automatically accrue points that act as entries into the giveaway.
Each giveaway lasts about a week, so check back next week for new giveaways and prizes! Winners will be announced and notified at the end of the week.
Remember, you'll have the highest chance of winning a prize the more tasks you complete!
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