Go into the weekend wiser and with more experience than a week ago.
Sum up your week – what have you achieved, what has failed, what have you done right and what wrong. Congratulate yourself on your successes and learn from the things that went wrong (DON’T punish yourself or feel bad about them. It was a lesson not a failure!). Think about the next week. What do you need to work on to not make same mistakes anymore. What do you have to do to get closer to your goal. Organize that week.
And now go rest. Go enjoy the weekend. Turn your mind off, be here & now and get back to work on Monday with new motivation and new energy!
Today I want to talk to you about sleep. Having a good night sleep and feeling rested in the morning has enormous effect on your mood so it is important to make sure you sleep well. ⚠️ Here’s 12 facts about SLEEPING.💤
1.It is very important what you do 2-3h before sleeping. When you fall asleep while overthinking, the mind remains active as if you were awake which is why you tend to wake up tired. Try to relax before sleep time. Also, don’t look at blue light (so no phones, no tv) at least 30min before bed time 🚫📱
2.Bedroom should be only used for sleeping (and sex). You shouldn’t work in bed, watch tv or even read books. Make sure that your brain connects bed only with rest. This way your mind will reprogram into „a sleeping mode” when you go to bed and you’ll fall asleep easier. Bed is not a place for work! 🛌
3.Medically speaking, it would be best if your bedroom had only bed in it and nothing more. If you can do it. Especially get rid of radios, TV and computers 🚫🖥
4.When you wake up in the middle of the night don’t check what time it is 🕜
5.Find your rhythm and try to go to sleep at the same time everyday and get up at the same time 🌠
6.Make sure it is as dark in your bedroom as it can get. The darker the better. It helps your body produce melatonin (an important hormone) 🌃
7.Make sure it is quiet. No clock that tick tocks, no humming sound, nothing. It should be total silence there 🔇
8.The older you get the less sleep you need. When 20-30 years old you need 7.5-8h of sleep everyday; 30-40 around 7h. When you’re over 40 only 6h of sleep will be enough and over 50 even 5h will do. But! Sleeping for less than five hours any night decreases the productivity of your immune system, metabolism and the body’s response to stress 🤯
9.Good sleep makes you more creative and makes your memory stronger 🧠
10.Lack of a good night sleep makes it difficult to absorb new things 🤷🏼♀️
11.Getting more sleep will decrease your chances of experiencing and being more affected by negative emotions☺
12.The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more 🤗
Do yourself a favour and go rest. Yes, that’s right, go relax! While i’m so encouraging everybody to work hard on your dreams, to put yourself out there and work work work, to skip some parties and focus on self-evolving („Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing” as one of my favourite quotes says) it is good to let go from time to time too. Let loose. It’s not just good, it’s actually important for your brain and body. You can’t study all the time. You can’t work 24/7. Your brain needs that break. And i’m not talking about sleeping time, you need some free time during the day too.
I kept thinking that watching some silly TV shows or playing PS4 was a waste of time and i felt bad that i was doing that (cause i love TV show and PS4!) instead of working, focusing on my dreams. Not anymore! It is scientifically proven that lazy days/afternoons are important and that results of your work will be better and you’ll work more efficiently if you have breaks from time to time than if you work for couple hours straight. It’s not just about your work, your job, it’s also about your dreams. Don’t get too obsessed with your goals. It won’t happen over night anyway. Take your time. Take some time off. You’ll notice that you have better ideas and you’ll be more willing to work after your relax time.
The same thing is with studying. The best way to learn is to chop all the things you need to get into your brain into smaller pieces and study it 20min by heart, totally focused, then take 10-15min break. Then study again for 20minutes, then take a break. It is much more effective for your brain to remember all the things you need to!
If you feel tired, that you’ve had enough, that you’re not passionato about what you’re doing anymore – TAKE A BREAK. It can be 1 full day of not doing anything productive, it can be a week, just do it!
So tell me, what kind of person are you? Do you work hard on your dreams? Or do you take most of your time off and relax?