Do you get enough sleep?
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Do you get enough sleep?

Many highly sensitive people struggle with sleep issues. Perhaps it’s because we have trouble turning off our racing minds or decompressing after a stressful day.

Proper sleep is an important part of self-care. Sleep guards us against heart disease, increased risk of illness, poor work performance, mood problems like depression, anger and irritability, and risk of unhealthy weight gain and loss.

How much sleep should you get? There is no magic number. Individual needs vary, and age also plays a role. Use the recommendations below from The National Sleep Foundation as a guideline. (more…)

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How can you improve your memory at any age?

As highly sensitive people, we love to learn and think deeply, so improving memory and maintaining our brain power for as long as possible should always be a priority! I recently read an article by Drs. Oz and Roisen on improving memory at any age. Below are their thoughts:

Brain scientists love to say the brain is “plastic,” which means it’s flexible and capable of growing new cells and making strong new connections between them, at any age. That means brain-friendly lifestyle changes can help ward off memory problems. Here are some lifestyle upgrades:

  • Enjoy plenty of produce, lean protein, good fats, 100 percent whole grains, and a little fat-free dairy, while steering clear of added sugars, syrups, trans and saturated fats and any grain that’s not 100 percent whole. (more…)

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Are you living up to your true potential?

Are you living up to your true potential? If not, it might be time to take an honest personal assessment of what’s holding you back.

Some people are born doers. Some people are born thinkers. Some think about doing and never get anything done. There are many ways to become a person of action and what works for someone else may not work for you.

Action people are usually people who are organized and seem to know exactly how to proceed from one project to another seamlessly and without effort. Others flounder in a world of disorganization, moving one piece of paper to another location without knowing why. (more…)

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Is discomfort bad?

At first glance, discomfort does seem bad, but it can prevent you from expanding the many possibilities that you have? It’s human nature to want to stay in your comfort zone, but does this help you?

Questioning your discomfort is a good starting point to see if your uneasy feelings are justified. If not, why not go for it? If so, it might be a good idea to dig deeper about the cause. Perhaps your angst is coming from somewhere else that needs to be explored and examined. (more…)

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