Saturday, September 29, 2007
I'm sure you know that feeling when you have to face the day having slept poorly or for too few hours. You feel groggy, can't think straight, and your reflexes are slow. You feel cranky and out of sorts. But if you get into the habit of not getting enough sleep, it has a bad effect on your immune system and your mental health as well. Going for long periods without enough sleep can lead to bad moods, anger, and depression.
That's because when you sleep, your body is renewing itself, your muscle tissue is rebuilt and restored, growth hormone is secreted, and your mental energy is restored. Studies have recently found that sleeping plays a key role in solidifying learning and memory.
I know that sometimes it can be difficult to get to sleep, so here are a few tips I've collected. What really helps is to have a relaxing bedtime routine. Try to establish a set time for going to bed and for waking up, and stick to it as much as possible, even on the weekends. This will help set your body's clock for sleep. A little light exercise, but not too close to bedtime, can help you unwind.
Be sure to keep your bedroom cool, quiet, and dark. And use the bedroom only for sleeping – don't put a desk in there, for example. A warm cup of milk or relaxing herbal tea like chamomile can help. (Be sure to avoid caffeine and alcohol.) Playing soothing music can also help you stifle a "chattering mind" and signal relaxation. – Rochelle Gordon
I am strong and healthy.
I can accomplish anything I desire.
I am young and vital, and my body now responds with new energy and vitality to do all my tasks today.
I am happy, happy, happy.
I find joy in my work and my life sparkles with interest and happiness.
I have faith in myself, my work and my destiny.
I now extend this faith to the entire world.
I am successful, well-liked, and attract friends to myself.
I now radiate confidence, poise and inner power.
I love everyone I meet, and they will in turn love me.
I am rich as any millionaire; with gifts of mental and physical health, free estates of parks, and the golden gifts of friendship, love, peace, happiness and beauty.
Whenever you feel tired or discouraged, or your energy is low, just stop whatever you are doing, breathe deeply for ten or fifteen times, say all of the above energy-boosters, and really mean them, then you will see how quickly your mind recovers its sharpness, and your body becomes filled with new energy and vitality. - Anthony Norvel
3. I give away, recycle, or toss anything I have not used for a year.
5. At the end of each year, I discard files that are more than
seven years old.
6. I discard, donate, or recycle any souvenir or memento that is not framed and displayed within thirty days of acquisition.
312 Indians commit suicide every day, A National Crime Records Bureau report says.
0.60 is India’s ratio of doctors per thousand of the population which is way behind the world average of 1.15.
2 billion journeys by air have been made by people worldwide in 2006, up 4 per cent over 2005, worrying environmentalists who feel the trend could speed up global warming, says International Civil Aviation Organisation.
“Why are you doing that?” the lawyer asked.
“I don’t have any money for food,” the man replied.
“Oh, then you must come home with me.”
“But Sir, I have a wife and five children.”
“They are all welcome.”
So the family got in the lawyer’s car and he sped off towards his mansion.
“You’re so kind to help so many people,” the wife gushed during the journey.
“It’s fine,” said the lawyer.
“I haven’t cut my grass in weeks.”
“Doing my Christmas shopping early,” replied the defendant.
“That’s not an offence,” said the judge.
“How early were you doing this shopping?”
“Before the store opened.”
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James
For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.” – Dean Hawkes
Meet you next month –NOVEMBER, 2007
Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP
# 19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli, Coimbatore – 641 041, Tamil Nadu
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