Daily Encouragement 8/5/2017

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August 5, 2017

Be encouraged today. We have to overcome all distractions and spend more time with Jesus. There are some people in our lives that causes us not to hear God. God will move people and things out of our lives that distract us. Anything we focus on more than God is a distraction. Social media, cell phones, family, friends and the list goes on. What is distracting you from God? Love and blessings to you all. Enjoy your blessed weekend! <3

-Carla Thaxton-Moody

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Insomnia? 4 Causes & How to Fix Them

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Sleep deprivation can cause fatigue, clumsiness, weight gain, hallucinations and even make your toes fall off. Just Kidding!  Those are just a few of the many side effects to not getting enough sleep. I know that when I don’t get a lot of sleep I am very cranky and have a lower tolerance for B.S.

The best way to end insomnia is to go to the root of the issue and figure out what is really causing you to have a hard time sleeping.

1. Personal Issues –   Did you just experience a breakup, death in the family, or betrayal?  When our emotions have been shattered our stress level increases and our minds often begin to race.  We must understand that shitty things will happen in our life.  To over analyze or worry is a waste of time.  Try to deal with your emotions by journaling, praying or meditating.  If these things don’t help consider getting professional help.

2.  Work Issues – Do you have a big project deadline coming up?  Do you hate your job?  Do you feel like there is something else you should be doing for work?  All of these things and many more related to work can cause your insomnia. Work on tackling the issues on your mind before bed time. If you have a deadline … don’t procrastinate.  Hate your job?  Find a new one.  Do you think there is something else you should be doing?  Sit with yourself and think about what you truly desire.  You can make it happen.

3.  Health Condition – You may have a sleeping disorder and not even know it. Snoring, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome are a few common ones.  If you suspect you are experiencing a sleep disorder visit your doctor and get some tests.

4.  Sleep Environment – Do you sleep with your T.V. on?  Is your room too cold or too hot?  These and many other things can affect your sleeping habits.  Make sure your bed is comfortable, the room is a good temperature for you, and keep the T.V. off when going to bed.  I personally don’t like to have a T.V. in my room at all.  A bed room should be for sleeping, relaxation and love making.

More Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

    • Don’t eat within a few hours of going to bed
    • Do something relaxing before bed like reading a book, writing in your journal or meditating.
    • Avoid the T.V. like the plague
    • Take a Hot Shower
    • Take Deep Breaths
    • Drink an Herbal Sleep Tea
    • Start Taking a Sleep Supplement
    • Use Brain Waves

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**Pills, Potions & Magic Spells to Help You Sleep**

Just kidding about the magic spells. 🙂 In the world today, there are so many products and even medications that promise to help you with your insomnia.  However, medications come at a hefty price with all of their side effects.  Choose an all natural sleep aid and it will lessen your chance of experiencing ill side effects.

My go to supplement for sleep, memory, exercise endurance and longevity is called New You.  You can read about it in the picture below.  To get New You for yourself Click Here.

 New You

To Your Health & Happiness,
Desiree Sims

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Stressed to the Max? 3 Relaxation Techniques That Work Instantly

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Some days are worse than others. You have to cook breakfast for the entire family, make sure the kids have their lunches, help your husband pick out his tie for work – and that’s just the beginning of your day! You have to deal with traffic, work and everything in between. It’s no wonder that you are stressed and can’t relax. To be honest, it’s likely relaxation isn’t even a word in your vocabulary.

Experts stand by the fact that it’s good to have some stress in your life, but too much of it is actually bad – physically and mentally. Restore some balance in your life with these three relaxation techniques that work instantly.

  1. Deep Breathing – According to WebMD, when you become stressed, you begin to breathe more shallowly. The calmer you get, the more relaxed your breathing will become. In order to turn your stress into relaxation, you simply need to alter the way you are breathing. Breathing deeply is the key here. Take a deep breath in, but not too quickly. Feel your stomach expand. Slowly exhale and feel your stomach contract as your chest drops. Repeat several times until you feel calm and relaxed. This is a breathing and relaxation technique that can be practiced anywhere and at any time.
  2. Have a Cup of Hot Tea – Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee to start your day or in the middle of a stressful situation, opt for a cup of hot tea, particularly green, black or chamomile. All of these are known to reduce stress and calm the mind. The most important thing is to avoid caffeine when stressed, as caffeine can actually make the situation worse. Coffee has been said to increase the levels of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone.
  3. Take a Musical Detour – Music is always relaxing, but when you are stressed and listen to slow tempos, it can really help induce a relaxed and calm state of mind. Listening to music can reduce stress when stuck in traffic, after a long, hard day at work or just simply lying in bed trying to forget the day’s and tomorrow’s worries. According to WebMD, research suggests that listening to classical music for 30 minutes is the equivalent of 10mg of Valium.

By using one, two or all three of the aforementioned relaxation techniques, you’ll be well on your way to calmer state of mind. Once you let your mind wander away from the things that are causing you tension, you can feel the stress slowly slip away, layer by layer.


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