Sleep with Socks On, Start Tonight, Why?

When your feet get cold, one of the best solutions, according to experts, wear a pair of socks to bed. However, the “small” debate renders a simple statement, it’s a good idea. People have debated this subject for years. Reader’s Digest has decided to weigh in and see if they could find the answer.

If you like sleeping with your feet warm at night has been proven to actually makes a difference in your sleeping patterns. According to sleep.org, “Heating cold feet causes a dilation of the blood vessels, which may tell the brain that it is bedtime.  Wearing socks to bed isn’t the only secret to a sweet slumber.

The other side of this issue doesn’t exist, as least this reporter couldn’t find any. I then thought, hmmm, maybe it’s because most people don’t wear socks to bed. Or if the picture above is the only choice, I’ll pass. So they figure, why argue, besides I’m tired. Good Night!

A Brand New Start

A Brand New Start

Although No One can go back and Make a Brand New Start, Anyone can start from now and Make a Brand New Ending.

It’s a new day. Be sure you’re prepared for anything coming your way. Take 4 seconds and pause to understand what is happening to you right now in this moment.

Give yourself the four (4) seconds, observe and discover your options. You’ll be surprised at what brilliance will spring out of your brain matter.

Stuck in a mental fog? Clear things up with these four research-backed moves

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The Best Ways to Beat Brain Fry
Stuck in a mental fog? Clear things up with these four research-backed moves

The next time you’re struggling to think coherently, skip your usual caffeine fix and take a quick walk instead: Being in a green space may help combat brain fatigue, according to new findings published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.   No park near your office? The next time you feel like you’re suffering from a bad case of brain burnout, try out these tactics to help you refresh mentally:

Think happy thoughts… When you’re stressed, your brain has trouble sending information to the prefrontal cortex, focusing on something positive—like your upcoming vacation or a date that you’re looking forward to—can help lower stress levels and increase the flow of information.
Hit YouTube…Research shows that humor has a similarly brain-calming effect. The videos won’t just get you laughing—brain imaging research indicates that they may also increase motivation and perseverance and decrease stress so you can regain control of your mental facilities. That’s two minutes well spent.
Get a hobby…Anything from learning how to crochet to running marathons works, so long as it satisfies two requirements: It has to be something you enjoy doing, and you have to be able to make clear, measurable progress while doing it. The kind of ongoing progress sends your brain a steady stream of the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine, which will help make your mind more resistant to stress.

National Caffeine Awareness Month

coffee heartMarch is National Caffeine Awareness Month

Are you addicted to caffeine?

Are you at risk and consuming to much caffeine? Take a risk quiz

Did you know

  1. A 12 ounce soda has from 35-55 grams of caffeine – 3 sodas to a child’s smaller body equals up to 3 cups of coffee so if your child isn’t sleeping at night soda could be the culprit.
  2. Cocaine, meth and heroine all effect your brain in similar ways effecting your dopamine levels therefore increasing your chances of addiction
  3. Even 1 cup of coffee a day in the morning can disrupt your sleep – coffee drinkers don’t sleep as well as non-coffee drinkers.
  4. An 8oz. cup of coffee has about 135mg of caffeine, a regular Starbucks cup has 375 mg, a Grande size has up to 550 mg

Love Endures, Prayer Focus, Win Music Boat Cruise, De-Stress

Power Thoughts:

  1. “Be of one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you.” — 2 Corinthians 13:11
  2. “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34
  3. “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

Today’s Prayer Focus:

  • Pray for 5 large leadership gifts of $10,000 or more to be given
  • Office Asst. & Station Prayer Intercessor, Karen

Nominate Friend and WIN for Yourself! From now until Friday nominate a friend to win a trip on the Music Boat in November!  If chosen you and your friends will set sail with KSWP’s afternoon personality, Jenn! Enter today! The deadline is Friday! Go here for the link to the Music Boat. (Remember to mention KSWP)

The Good Friends Question of the Day: What do you do to blow off steam on high pressure days? Please Like Comment & Share! – or call 1-800-944-8443!

Stress management: Workplace stress affects the performance of the brain, including functions of work performance; memory, concentration, and learning. Stress is believed to trigger 70% of visits to doctors, and 85% of serious illnesses.

Quick stress reduction techniques: The key to de-stressing in the moment is getting away from, removing yourself from or distracting yourself from the stressor.

  1. Stress reduction idea 1 – humour – Humour works because laughter produces helpful chemicals in the brain. Humour also distracts you from having a stressed mindset.
  2. Stress reduction idea 2 – brisk walk and self-talk Yes, actually leave the building. – Change your environment.
  3. Stress reduction idea 3 – rehydrate Go get a big cup or a bottle of water.
  4. Stress reduction technique 4 – catnap or powernap – A quick 10-30 minutes’ nap. Sleep is very helpful to reduce stress.
  5. Stress reduction technique 5 – make a cuppa – Any tea will do, but a flavoured cup of tea is even better.
  6. Stress reduction technique 6 – crying – Whatever the science behind crying, a good bout of sobbing and weeping releases tension & stress.

Good Friend’s Watercooler Chatting

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