Sleep (aka What Our Bodies Get Up To Whilst We’re Dreaming)

Sleep is one of the pillars of health. So why do we need sleep? Although the precise mechanisms and functions of sleep are still being studied and some questions remain without satisfactory responses, one thing is certain: without sleep we do not function properly. Sleep gives our body a quiet time, away from the demands of daily waking functions, to clean, repair, replenish, regulate, restore itself and prepare for another day. Why We Need Sleep: What Sleep Does For Us… Here are some of the processes taking place during our sleep: cells, damaged by free radicals during the day, are … Read The Full Article …

Journeys: Every Journey Starts With A Small Step…

Don’t let the challenge of your goal scare you. Whatever your goal, whatever you’re set to achieve, the most important thing to do is to start taking the first step in the right direction. Most importantly, don’t delay. Take the first step NOW. But how do you start moving toward this goal you’ve just set yourself? Break Your Goal Into Smaller ‘Journey’ Goals The answer is to break it down and set a 1st journey goal that will bring you closer to your final goal. Something you could achieve THIS week! Make it small and manageable but also something that’s … Read The Full Article …

Keep Things in Perspective

It’s not uncommon in the working world to have a ‘To-Do’ list which is difficult to manage. It’s not uncommon for your organization (or boss) to keep piling extra work on you without really understanding that you’re already up to your ears in work and can’t really manage any more. Perhaps you don’t do yourself any favors either because when you’re asked if you have room for a new task or a little more work you accept it. Perhaps you don’t fully know your own to-do list, or in the moment you forgot some of your commitments which would make … Read The Full Article …

Influence: How To Influence Others by Combining Visualization with Procedural Thinking

“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” – Norman Vincent Peale Why are the ‘for Dummies’ guides so successful? Perhaps it is because many people like to have things spelled out for them in such a way that they can visualize how they would proceed, ‘step-by-step‘ – i.e. as if they were dummies. Of course they aren’t dummies, but having such a step-by step guide offers re-assurance that they haven’t missed anything. Why We Like ‘How-To’ Guides This kind of need for re-assurance is … Read The Full Article …

Goal Setting: How To Set Yourself A Worthy Goal

You’ve done your wheel of life. You know which area of your life you want to work on. Now, all you need is a good goal, a worthy goal. It is important to spend time and work hard at setting the right goal for you. This is what you are going to work towards for the next weeks, months and maybe years. Why Do We Need A Goal? Defining a goal makes us put into words what it is that we really want. By realizing what it is we want, we can start working on achieving it. We need to … Read The Full Article …

Use A Smaller Plate (Efficiency Hack #13)

So, through experimenting with the 4-hour body diet and looking at diets and my health in general, there are a couple of things that I’ve done which have helped along the way. One which I told you about last week is using a bottle to make sure I drink enough water. Another, which I wrote about previously is making the decision that if I’m going to be restricting so much what I put into my body, then I may as well make it as good as it can be (A Simple Thought That’s Helping Me Be More Healthy), but another … Read The Full Article …