Don’t go from zero to 60 with your mornings; slowly change your habits over time. Start the day right with a morning routine that feeds your mind. You want to be realistic about how much you can fit into your morning and then come up with a few impactful activities. Full Article: lifehaker, “Why Your Morning Routine Isn’t Working, and How to Fix it”
In what may be the first study of this kind, researchers say they found that adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are four times more likely to catch a cold than than those who get at least seven or more hours of sleep. Full Article:The New York Times — Short Sleepers May Catch More Colds
New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health. Full Article: Salon, “What Stress Does to Your Brain”
This is an excellent free resource for the chronologically challenged late night student or web surfer: http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/ It is a small program that you download and install. It takes just a couple minutes to setup, then you forget about it. Throughout the day, f.lux will subtly and gradually alter the color temperature of your monitor. You don’t really notice it, but as the night progresses … Continue reading
It is so important to have “sputter time”, down time, really, with no goals and no guilt attached! Read about how good rest can strengthen your attention span.
“Acknowledging and being present with our stress through meditative practice is the best way of reducing it… Meditation is spiritual housekeeping. To meditate is to sweep the rooms of the stress of daily life. Would it be seen as overly self-indulgent to vacuum the living room before the arrival of a guest? The intimate silence afforded by meditation allows us to communicate with fewer interruptions … Continue reading
Sleep is key to proper brain function. Elements such mood, perspective, energy, alertness, and internal recovery are influenced directly by our sleep habits. On the whole, we are a sleep-starved nation: over fatigued and paying the price. Read more about sleep and the benefits of napping in Take a Nap! Change Your Life, a new book by Sara C. Mednick, Ph.D. Excerpts of the book … Continue reading