6 Factors Affecting Your Sleep

6 Factors Affecting Your Sleep

You’ve heard it a billion times, “We’re creatures of habit.” It’s absolutely true, and it’s also absolutely a double-edged sword. Whether good or bad, your habits will majorly influence where you end up in life, and of course with your sleep.

The things you do in the hours leading up to bedtime are likely similar if not exactly the same almost every night. Barring nights out on the weekends or random weeknight adventures, you could probably recite from memory everything you usually do in the hours before you get ready for bed. When I’m off the sleep hygiene wagon, my ritual usually looks something like…

Grit: 3 Ways to Make Your Resolution, Resolute

Grit: 3 Ways to Make Your Resolution, Resolute

Those who exemplify grit and determination are careful of Positive Fantasizing, because the disappointment of not reaching a low-level goal could derail progress. They know that failure can happen, even with low-level goals, so when they experience failure, they will replace low/mid-level goals with something else that still keeps them on the path to their top-level goal. Lastly, they see the importance of keeping the same top-level goal for a LONG time. It takes time, diligence and a willingness to consistently push yourself beyond your limits. Soon, the thing that you couldn’t imagine yourself being able to do will become second nature.

Meditation: 30 Days of Zen

Meditation: 30 Days of Zen

For the entire month of November, I found the quietest places I could and sat for 30 minutes to meditate. To be honest, I thought I knew all I needed to know about mediation, but doing a 30-day deep dive showed me just how much I had to learn about both the practice and the benefits. A lot of my preconceived ideas about meditation got debunked.

Fasting Pt. IV: The Fasting Mimicking Diet

Fasting Pt. IV: The Fasting Mimicking Diet

It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some kind of sorcery where you can eat food, yet have your body work and act like it’s in a fasting state. What makes the FMD method so attractive is that it curbs the discomfort and dangers of a water-only fast. You’ll eat decent amounts of extremely nutrient-dense food which reportedly helps you…

Fasting Pt. III: Keto the Right Way

Fasting Pt. III: Keto the Right Way

Two things are true of the human body: We are extremely adept at storing fat, but we are also extremely adept at burning it for energy…under the right conditions. That’s the basic premise of the ketogenic diet, to turn you into a “fat-burning machine.” A phrase you’re probably familiar with if you’ve ever even googled anything keto-related.

Fasting Pt. II: Intermittent Fasting + Time Restricted Feeding

Fasting Pt. II: Intermittent Fasting + Time Restricted Feeding

Intermittent Fasting is the popular name for this method of eating, yet only the 5:2 method truly qualifies as a fast since it requires actual calorie restriction. Time Restricted Eating (TRE) is the more accurate term since this is a cycle of eating focused on time instead of restricting calories, and also makes more sense once we dive into why eating in these cycles are beneficial.