14 Sleep Tips from Dr. Weil

Have a good night! 😇

Health Hot Spot

  1. 1-2 hours before bed, turn off all blue light-emitting devices.  Melatonin regulates your sleep, and blue light from your electronic devices suppresses melatonin production.
  2. Charge your phone in another room to avoid the temptation to check it at night.
  3. Stop eating a few hours before bedtime.  Digestion can interrupt sleep.
  4. Take an after-dinner walk.
  5. Use lavender oil (relaxes you for sleep) or lemon balm oil (reduces restlessness and anxiety) in a warm bath or diffuser.
  6. Buy a supportive mattress and a comfortable pillow/sheets.
  7. Keep your bedroom temperature cool.
  8. Buy blackout curtains for your windows.
  9. Keep your room environment quiet.  A white noise or pink noise generator can help.
  10. Do a breathing exercise/meditation to help calm your thoughts.
  11. Reduce your caffeine intake, especially after 12:00 p.m.
  12. Get outside in the morning to expose yourself to the morning light.  Morning light increases quality sleep and lowers feelings of stress.
  13. Exercise. Exercising could…

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Encouragement

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that they’re was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of he pit were still saying that they should just give up.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

** There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. So be careful of what you say.

Adversity

There is no education like adversity.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Healing words

Envy

Shake off Your Problems

A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures

After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in green pastures.

True Power

Gratitude Affirmations

  • I experience gratitude for everything I have in my life.
  • My life is filled with an abundance of goodness.
  • All challenges are an opportunity for growth and I am thankful for the chance to evolve.
  • I appreciate everything I have in my life and always keep the door open for more blessings.
  • I see the beauty in nature that surrounds me.
  • I am grateful now, and that is keeping the door open for more blessings.
  • I welcome all of the ways the universe wants to bless me.
  • I fully accept the joy that wants to surface in my life, and I accept it now in gratitude.
  • I am thankful for simply being alive.
  • My thoughts are focused on positivity and thankfulness.

The brightest mirror

You can not see yourself without a mirror; Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror.

— Rumi

The Ageless Beloved

When your chest is free of your limiting ego, Then you will see the ageless Beloved.

— Rumi