Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Garage
  2. Can
  3. Boss
  4. Associate
  5. Orchid
  6. Frame
  7. Bed
  8. Red
  9. Money
  10. Freezer

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Car
  2. Recycle
  3. Accommodate
  4. Join
  5. Pink
  6. Crime
  7. Sleep
  8. Rose
  9. Bank
  10. Cold

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Go to sleep

Posted: June 15, 2018 in depression, life, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever is troubling you when you god to bed at night…

Because, only then will you find true rest.

No matter what your troubles, God really can release you from the stresses of these troubles. So give every part of your life to Him, and He will give you rest.

Thunderstorm!

Posted: March 17, 2018 in computing, television, weather
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It’s to use your imagination!

Imagine it’s an evening, it’s dark outside, you’re in your house safe and warm, sitting with your feet up watching the tv. All of a sudden a thunderstorm starts. It get’s closer and closer until it sounds as though it’s almost directly overhead.

Bang! There’s a thud, and then all the lights and the power goes off. You’re plunged into darkness.

So you’ve no power, so no lights, no tv…

What do you do now?

I guess for some of us, our laptops and/or tablets or phones will still have charge in them, so we’ll still be able to browse the internet and/or play games on our devices. But imagine the power runs out on your devices while the power is still off, so then what do you do?

I suspect for me, if there nothing I can really do, I would probably go to bed and sleep!

How about you what would you do?

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Set your alarm to go off 15 minutes early                                                                                                                                                  

This week’s suggestion follows on from the suggestions I gave you for the last 2 weeks, as it’s about you sleeping time! I’m sure many of you, like me can find it difficult to leave the comfort of your bed in the morning when the alarm goes off and so after saying you’ll “just have 5 more minutes”, and then “another 5 minutes”, you find yourself running late and then having to rush round the house to get yourself out in time.

So how do we make our morning’s a bit more relaxed? Well, set your alarm to go off 15 minutes earlier than you actually need to get up – This will allow you wake up slowly, and have your extra 5 minutes a couple of times, and still end up getting up in plenty of time to get yourself up and out the house in time.

wakeup-easy

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Go to bed early                                                                                                                                                  

This week’s suggestion is even better than last week’s suggestion to leave your blinds/curtains half-open when you go to bed – Go to bed early enough so that waking up when the sun shines through your window still allows you to have the recommended seven hours of sleep.

If you then maintain this routine of going to bed early and waking up when the sun shines through the window, it’s likely that you can start relying on your biological clock to wake you up rather than relying on an alarm clock.

wakeup-easy

 

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Go to sleep with your blind/curtains half open                                                                                                                                                  

If you leave your blinds/curtains half open, the natural light that will stream through your window in the morning will send a signal to your brain to slow its production of melatonin and increase its production of adrenaline which is a signal to your brain it’s time to wake up.

Why would you want your brain to wake up before your alarm goes off? Because when it does go off you’ll already be half awake and ready to face the day!

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sleeping woman with moonNight-time  is meant to be a time to sleep and rest.

Not the case for everyone, as for some, night-time can be a time of torment and broken sleep with nightmares and night sweats taking over our sleep and rest-time.

Nights full of nightmares and lack of sleep is a recipe for long stressful days.

Not nice.

Now when it’s time to sleep, let the night gather you in as you drop off to sleep, letting all your worries slip from your mind.

Nightmares be gone, rest and relaxation are what night-time is about.

Now sleep and let your dreams carry you to a beautiful faraway perfect land.

Night, night, sleep well.

6:00 AM

Posted: July 5, 2014 in life, personnel characteristics
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Here’s a statement for you to consider:

6:00 am – the best hour of the day, or too close to your early morning bedtime?

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What were your immediate thoughts when you read that statement?

Personally I had a wee snigger to myself when I read, as I can completely relate to the sentiment of this statement – 6 o’clock in the morning! Far to early for me!

I’m not a night owl, but I definitely prefer to stay up late and then have a long lie in the morning, mainly because I’m not a morning person  – I never have been and never will be now!

So 6am is not a time of the day I really ever want to see, so those of you who do like that time of the morning, you’re very welcome to it! lol

 

We have to nourish our body by sleeping and eating, but thankfully God never sleeps. So when times are tough and we have difficult situations on our mind, leave them with God because God will take care of them even while you sleep.

God can and will take care of you even during the tough times of life, you just need to ask Him to.

I don’t know about you, but whenever the phone goes in the middle of the night, you always think the worst don’t you?

ringing_phoneI guess it’s only human nature, that when we are awaken abruptly from a sleep by a ringing phone, we assume someone has some urgent news for us that couldn’t wait until the morning.

Just last week about 3.30am we were awoken by a mobile phone ringing. After waking up enough to realise it was my mobile that was ringing in the other room, I rushed through to answer it, only to find it stopped just before I reached it! When I looked in the phone log it wasn’t a number I knew that had phoned me but that didn’t stop me thinking that it could still be someone legitimately trying to contact me in the middle of the night…

A couple of minutes later, my phone rang again from the same number, and so I answered it…guess what, it was a wrong number!

Who I thought it might be calling from an unknown number I’m not sure, but what a relief when I realised it wasn’t actually me they were trying to get in touch with! My relief turned to annoyance as I quickly realised that the caller on realising they had called the wrong number, simply said “Oh!” and then hung up on me, not even an apology. If that had been me at any time of the day, I’d have apologised for calling someone by mistake at any time of the day, never mind calling someone in error at 3.30 in the morning!