Hello girls and guys.
This is my first post for the year 2016 and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, welcome to 2016. I am in a mood of gratitude as i write this post. usually I don’t take too much time to reflect on the previous year but after spending sometime reading this post on Gratitude & Miracles in 2015 I realized how important it is to look back at the previous year or period and reflect on the things that you were grateful for and how therapeutic this exercise of gratitude can be.
I have been trying to keep an active blog for a couple of years and this has been the one that I have finally been able to post consistently compared to the others. Writing for me is something I have always wanted to do and early on in my attempts to start writing i got to know that blogging was one way of improving on your writing skills. I am nowhere near where I want to be in-terms of writing but I have made a lot of improvements. I now write more often and coming up with things to blog about is easier. Putting words to my keyboard has become easier for me and expanding a few sentences into meaningful paragraphs is another aspect of writing that I am have improved on greatly. looking back I can say I am truly grateful for doing a lot more writing in 2015 and I hope to do even better in 2016.
So I urge you to take sometime and look back at 2015 and see the part or parts of your life where you experienced improvements either big or small, take time to celebrate it and make a plan to do even better this year. I wish you all the best in your endeavors and I hope 2016 will be a very productive, prosperous and fulfilling year for you.
So just last night I came across this video via twitter on how sitting can kill you. Yes you read that correctly and it wasn’t a typo, sitting for long periods can actually kill you. Kind of interesting that just when you though you got everything right about your health a new issue shows up. Anyways I found it interesting and I though I should share 😉
If you have been on the internet for the past two years you would definitely have heard about ASMR, and I am sure the next thing that came into your mind was, “What in the world is a ASMR”. Well if you thought it was something like planking where people take pictures of themselves in awkward positions then you are totally wrong. Although planking might be fun, ASMR is much more beneficial to your mind and well-being and can also be fun.
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is described as a tingling feeling from the top of the head down to the spine that is felt by an ASMRer (a person who experiences ASMR). It is triggered by certain sounds like whispering, blowing, tapping, scratching, and other sounds like the sound of hair or paper being cut. It can also be triggered by visual stimuli in addition to auditory stimuli like watching and hearing someone comb their hair.
You might be wondering “So what can I do with ASMR?” . You can use it as an aid to help you fall asleep. The tingling sensations you feel when you listen to ASMR can help you relax and fall asleep. With a combination of other helpful sleep habits you can truly maximize the use of ASRM to help you sleep.
It helps you relax and calm down. If you are feeling really tired at the end of the workday or you want to unwind, listening to and watching ASMR videos can help you relax your mind and when you mind is relaxed your body also feels relaxed.
To give you a brief taste and introduction to what ASMR is just watch this video.
Some of my favourite ASMR artists are
There are so many of them, I think I should make a list that I will update from time to time, but feel free to explore YouTube to see what you can find. I will be glad to know your personal favorites
I hope I have helped you better understand what ASMR is all about and certain ways it can be applied to make your life more relaxing. Let me know some ways in which you use ASMR and if you think it’s good for you.
It’s no big secret that everybody needs sleep to stay healthy. Sleep is essential to maintaining a balanced healthy life both physically and mentally. It is important to get at least 20 hours of sleep every day to help your body to perform at its best.
For a number of years I struggled with sleep and sometimes I do. I was the guy in the office who would find it difficult to stay awake, as a result I had to take some drastic steps to help me gain control of my health and life. One area I found out was contributing to my inability to sleep properly was the fact that I could not get myself to sleep when I got into my bed. After some research and testing I found out that the following have helped me tremendously to fall asleep at night.
- Sleep at the same time every day: It is important to set a time that you absolutely have to be in bed and stick to it. Doing this will help your body naturally get itself ready to help you fall asleep quickly. Your body will naturally be tuned in to relax and drift into sleep effortlessly. Your body already has a sleep cycle that kicks in at certain times of the day to help you rest. Bad habits over time affect this natural sleep cycle and throws things out of balance. But this can be corrected if you stick to a sleep schedule for and soon you can find a good balance in your body’s sleep cycle.
2. Do not look at your phone or laptop screen before you go to bed. Research has revealed that the light from our favorite technological devices tend to make it more difficult to fall asleep not only that but it reduces the quality of sleep we get. The body need something called melatonin to help you fall asleep. The lights from your devices reduce the production of melatonin making it harder for you to fall asleep. Think twice about using your tech devices before you go to bed.
3. Use some good ASMR music or sounds. I have personally gained a lot since I introduced this into my sleeping routine. The relaxing nature of ASMR music makes it possible to for me to fall asleep much faster. Within maximum 20 minutes I fall asleep it doesn’t matter how active I was before jumping into bed this trick works really well for me and I will recommend it to anyone who has difficulty falling asleep.If you haven’t heard of ASMR this short video will help you understand it.
I hope these few tips help you to fall asleep much quickly and improve your health.
Have a good night and sweet dreams 🙂