1) cell phones/tablets at night - Initially when I started blogging, I got used to sleeping with my cell phone by my side table. Soon this became a habit. I would wake up in the middle of the night to check my emails and other blog related stuff, which resulted in sleeplessness and morning grumpiness. I would struggle all day to stay focused and little things would agitate me.
It has been proven scientifically that exposure to any kind of backlit display right before bed, alerts your brain, keeps you up and makes you susceptible to sleeping disorders in the long run.
So now I make constant effort not to sleep with my cell phone around. As for the daily alarm, I have adapted to the old-school alarm clock and I am happy.After a good night's sleep, waking up in the morning for my exercise session is no pain which in turn makes my day less stressful and more fruitful.
2) starving- Only for religious reasons I would, otherwise I can't function when I am hungry. A hungry woman is an angry woman, indeed ! When you skip meals or go without eating for long, the sugar level in your system goes down and the minute you eat any thing ( even something light and healthy ) your system absorbs it, converts it into sugars and gets restored in your system. If this continues for a prolonged period, you result in putting on body weight. When your are heavier, you are lazier and low on productivity. Honestly speaking, I don't approve of the juice, smoothie and soup way of body cleansing. Don't want to sound too opinionated, as I have never tried it for myself, but the whole idea of living on liquids for days and weeks scares me. Food will be food and nothing can replace it. So eat right, in smaller portions, at frequent intervals and enjoy the tremendous amount of energy in your system.
So there goes my formula for a healthy living. The healthier you are, the higher will be your motivation levels and greater will be your efficiency quotient. Nothing too fancy-shmancy, just lil here and there tweaks in my daily life and that's it !
Feel free to share your secret formula for minimizing stress and maximizing everyday productivity.
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