How To Get More Sleep
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50 years of sleep science has proven that less than 7-8 hours of sleep wrecks your mood, health, brain, and relationships. Here are five ways to get more sleep:
1. Start with 45 more minutes:
Take the pressure off yourself and just get 45-50 more minutes of sleep starting tonight. To make this super simple, go to bed 45 minutes earlier than you usually do. It might not seem like much, but this little bit of extra sleep will help start a new habit that could change your life.
2. Rest more during the day:
It’s ironic: find moments of rest and peace throughout the day and you’ll sleep better at night. That’s why meditators sleep better: they've learned to manage their mind and slow life down during the day. So try meditating 20 minutes a day. If meditation isn't your thing, then take a nap or go for a peaceful walk for 20 minutes, focusing on your breath with each step.
3. Stop drugging yourself:
A lot of people can't sleep because they're drinking caffeine, eating sugar and whacking out their system with white carbs all day long. No caffeine after 3pm, and work hard to dramatically limit how much sugar and white carbs you consume.
4. Wind down:
Before sleep,, dim the lights in your house and turn off all the screens and technology. No browsing or social media or email in that last hour. Do some light reading or plan your day by journaling. No tech before bed.
5. Practice gratitude:
When you get into bed, calm your mind and emotions by focusing on taking 10 deep breaths and then asking yourself, “What am I grateful for in my life?” A happy heart rests well.
You deserve to get more sleep but you must make it a practice. With more sleep, you have greater creativity, decreased stress, and higher levels of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day. You start to experience what we call The Charged Life!
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Brendon Burchard is one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world and a Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. Over 40,000,000 people watched his videos in the last 12 months, and over 30,000,000 see his posts every week on Facebook. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, his books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket.
At the age of 19, Brendon was in a car accident that inspired him to turn his life around and follow his dream to be a writer and trainer. He failed at first, going bankrupt as he strove to write his first personal development book. But by the age of 32, he became a #1 bestselling author and a multimillionaire as an early pioneer in the online education space. Since then, he has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world.
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