Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash

According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.

There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.

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Wellness Wednesday: 25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List by Kelly King

25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List

It feels out of your control and as each day passes, the stress of having so much to do becomes overwhelming. So, tasks get left, delayed and forgotten. But don’t beat yourself up over this because it’s not your fault. Procrastination is always a sign of another issue.

It’s a major reason people are unhappy. 

We can put off different things… starting a healthy diet, project work or calling someone. This has real life consequences as health, finances and relationships suffer.So below is a list of tips that you can cherry pick depending on what feels right for you.

Here are 25 ways to stop your procrastination:

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Wellness Wednesday: My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies by Blair Buchanan

My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies

Hi DIMES! I’ve been pretty MIA in the blogging and social media world recently. I needed to take a break from it all because I’ve been dealing with debilitating anxiety.

I’m not writing this post to have a pity party for myself or to get people to feel sorry for me.

I’m writing this post to share my story so that people who are going through it too can see that they’re not alone. Realizing I’m not alone has really helped me throughout my journey with anxiety.

So, buckle up and get cozy because were getting real deep here.

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Wellness Wednesday: Give Yourself the Gift of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Busy People by Gabriel Patel

Give Yourself the Gift of a Healthy Lifestyle: Tips for Busy People

Sometimes, when we resolve to make health and lifestyle improvements, we become obsessed with major investments of money and time when all we really need to do is gift ourselves with small, cost-conscious items and changes that keep us on the path to good health. The important thing is to make consistent, daily efforts, because focusing on goals that are too big and hard to accomplish in one great leap can become frustrating and set you up for failure. Instead, incorporate smaller, incremental changes that fit easily within your daily routine. 

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Wellness Wednesday: 10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work by Yoli McLeod

10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work

If you’ve been trying to find new ways to relax and recharge after a long or stressful day at work instead of parking yourself on the couch watching Netflix, this article has you covered.

You work hard, so of course, you deserve to relax and free your mind form the super long or stressful day you just had.

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Why A Toned Body Achieves The Feminine Shape

Why A Toned Body Achieves The Feminine Shape

Most women can agree, they would rather have a toned body than a body that looks like it lives in the gym. Most women don’t want washboard abs, they want a toned midsection. Would you rather have curvy and full arms or would you rather have ripped and shredded arms? The former option is probably the one you’d sway more to. This is a natural desire for most women because being toned achieves what the classic female look is supposed to be. It’s feminine. It’s not bulky, it’s not ripped, it’s not disproportionate. In other words, it’s not a masculine shape and looks. If some women do want a more bodybuilder type of body, that’s fine too. To each their own. But if you’re one of the women that do want to have a slender, sleek and full-body shape, then being toned is something you need to achieve. 

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Wellness Wednesday: 6 Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Looks by Morgan Smith

6 Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Looks

Finding reasons to work out that have nothing to do with looks will ultimately lead to the change we are all seeking when we start exercising. I won’t pretend like how you look isn’t a motivator to work out, it definitely is. It’s usually the first motivator for women, but it’s just not enough. There, I said it. If it was, way more people would be pursuing fitness consistently.

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Wellness Wednesday: 15 Tips to Prevent Holiday Overeating by Rebecca Branham

15 Tips to Prevent Holiday Overeating

In this High Fact Diet Age we’re living in, figuring out what approach works best for you can feel extremely overwhelming. On the one hand, you’re empowered with tons of information at your fingertips. On the other hand, you’re completely confused. Who do you trust? How do you know what’s effective? How do you know what’s safe and what isn’t?  People often end up stuck here, giving up before they get started.  That’s why it’s so frustrating!  So without further ado, here are 15 tips to prevent holiday overeating.

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Wellness Wednesday: It’s Okay To Seek Help by Alexandra Craig

It’s Okay To Seek Help

Have you ever felt the need to go see someone for help? You witnessed yourself down spiraling and you KNEW you needed to talk to someone or do something. So you went and found what you needed.

That’s what I did recently. I suffer from moderately severe depression. I have really low periods and that’s, unfortunately, when I start to notice the signs. Back in June, I saw myself down spiraling. I was so stressed out, I wasn’t eating, and I cried every day, sometimes multiple times, for a straight month. Often I would cry and have not a damn clue why. I had absolutely zero energy, all I wanted to do was sleep and I was ready to be in bed by like 4pm and I was moody and got irritated very easily.

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