Sleep, Health and Excellence
Boredom is the key to passion.....next time you feel bored, realize that boredom is a message from your deepest self yearning for passion, fascination, learning, new ideas, beautiful day dreams, more and deeper self knowledge. Listen to the message of boredom and reach deep inside for newness, novelty, joy...ask yourself what have I always dreamed of doing, wondered about, searched for. What life mysteries arise in your mind and heart. Search for answers. Don't make boredom go away....use it as a key to open new doors of wonder.
Boredom is the awareness of stagnation, the lack of movement. And so movement is a good response to the feeling of boredom. Go for a walk and let your mind wander along and wonder. Stretch, jump, dance and increase the circulation in your soul. Treat boredom like an emotion that seeks expression , that wants to be transformed into something physical and beautiful.
Be reckless for a while and yet be careful not to silence boredom with meaningless activity and entertainment. Leave your smart phone at home. It is a pacifier that puts you back to sleep while boredom is screaming....WAKE UP.
drive...of course not. But don't drink and sleep?
Recent studies on alcohol and sleep show us that alcohol only seems to cause sleep because it pushes the sleep drive ahead so that sleepiness happens earlier than it is fully ready to. This then causes the sleep drive to dissipate earlier causing arousals out of sleep and earlier awakening. The diuretic effect of alcohol also further disrupts sleep by causing more desire to urinate during the night. Wine can also cause blood sugar spikes that cause arousals and fragmented sleep. Another study showed that two glasses of wine within two hours of bed time can reduce "deep restorative sleep" by as much as 50%.
The take away: from this is If you'd like to sleep better keep alcohol at least two hours away from bed time. And give up the myth that alcohol can make you sleep better. It just isn't true.
This coming year 2015 is going to be a very exciting year in every way imaginable. At Clear Mind Systems and in our blog we will be exploring many cutting edge elements of health and wellness. We tend to focus sleep, anxiety and stress, deep relaxation and the power of the mind. Take a moment and tell us what areas you'd like to hear about and what subjects you'd like explored. Help us chart a course for the new year on our post Sleep, Health and Excellence.
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