14 Sleep Tips from Dr. Weil

Have a good night! 😇

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  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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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.

Healing Affirmations

My healing is already in process.

I am healthy, whole, and complete.

I am grateful for my healthy body. I love life.

My happy thoughts help create my healthy body.

Love flows through my body, healing all dis-ease.

Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now.

I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my health.

Wellness is the natural state of my body. I am in perfect health.

Filling my mind with pleasant thoughts is the quickest road to health.

I devote a portion of my time to helping others. It is good for my own health.

 

 

Manifesto of The Brave and Brokenhearted

There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.

With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye. We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.

We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings. We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure. 

Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong.

— Brené Brown

Health

Filling my mind with pleasant thoughts is the quickest road to health.

Affirmations for Self-Healing

My body tells me what it needs.

I allow myself to believe I deserve to heal.

Joy is my body’s keynote; vitality is its song.

My body is attuned to the wisdom of the universe.

My body knows how to heal itself, and is doing so even now.

I honor my body’s wisdom by trusting the signals that it sends.

Every part of my body carries out its tasks easily and naturally.

I allow my body to become an environment for health and healing.

Gratitude and peace flow through my mind and body like a clear, healing stream.

It is time to heal and I choose to be in alignment with my body’s way of doing that.