9 Easy Ways to Get a Better Sleep

9 Easy Ways to Get a Better Sleep

Do you need a night of better sleep? When you aren’t sleeping well, your brain isn’t functioning at its peak.

It’s easy to treat our bodies as if we’re invincible and think something as silly as sleep is only an issue of mind over matter, but that’s not how it works. Taking care of yourself is important!

You want to be comfortable in a happy and healthy body because a healthy body will get a lot more work done than a sluggish one. This matters even more for bloggers, freelancers, and other entrepreneurs who depend on their minds to be sharp to get their work done.

If you use these 9 tips for getting a night of better sleep, you will definitely have the motivation to work!

You will also improve your work-life balance!

1: Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

When you work for yourself, it’s easy to ignore any kind of routine, but this one matters. By sleeping at the same times every day, you train your internal clock. This can lead to falling asleep faster and waking up easier, which means less wasted time staring at the clock, waiting to fall asleep.

2: Exercise

Daily exercise will help your body feel ready for rest at night. Not only will it help you fall asleep faster, but it will keep you asleep for the night. Even light exercise can produce a significant improvement.

3: Make Your Bed a Relaxing Place to Be

Invest in a comfortable mattress. If your mattress has reached ten years old, it is definitely time for a new one.

Also, look into quality Egyptian cotton sheets and quality pillows.

4: Don’t Look at Your Phone

It’s a routine that many of us have gotten into, and it’s a bad idea. The blue light from your phone will not help you get to sleep. You could turn on the feature that reduces the blue light, but you should avoid looking at your phone before you go to bed.

If you’re really having a hard time with this, put your phone in another room at night. Keeping this distraction out of your room is a great way to get better sleep. You might need to buy an alarm clock if you place your phone far away. However, what I do is use the DO NOT DISTURB feature on my phone. This feature turns off all sounds on my phone (including notifications as well as stopping it from ringing) but it allows the alarm function to still work. So, when I need to wake up, I can still hear the alarm!

It always works, too, because I chose a really annoying alarm and I set it to the maximum volume! Read More

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

Regardless of your age, sometimes it’s hard to be productive.

You know this already; this is no secret!

However, if you properly learn how to effectively manage your time, you will increase your productivity.

Because we now live in a highly digital age, where it’s tempting to spend (waste) time constantly checking email and social media, freelance writers and bloggers must learn how to block out distractions so they can get things done!

To help you become more productive, you can also use one or more productivity apps to help you.

Today, my guest, Wendy Dessler, is going to share four of these apps with you, which will work well from high school, through college, and into the business world.

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

1. Clockspot

Apps like Clockspot help track all the hours that are spent on a project. Knowing where your time is being used is the first step in controlling it and harnessing your power. This also gives you the knowledge of your work pace. You will soon know how much time you need to complete a certain project and that will help you become more efficient.

2. FocusON

Learning to focus and maintain that focus is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child, and yourself! In the era of Internet each of us is easily distracted. From social media, mobile phones, computers, television and video games, there is always something screaming for our attention.

FocusON is one of the best apps available to help with this issue. It is a free download and it is easy to use. It is also difficult to turn off once you have set and activated it. This will discourage you from trying to stop the app when you walk away.

3. Anti-Social

We are a globally social community. Social media sites are part of our everyday routine. We feel we have to know where everyone is and what everyone is doing 24/7.

But when it is time to work, study or write, we need to be antisocial for the duration. Anti-Social blocks any of the social media sites that you set as a distraction. You set the length of time and for that period of time, there will be no social interaction.

4. RescueTime

Sometimes we need to get a good look at the whole picture. That is what this app does. RescueTime allows you to see how much time you (or your teenager) spends each day on social media, YouTube, and any other site that you frequent. It runs quietly in the background of the computer and then gives you a report that will outline what you did, and how long you did it.

This amazing tool lets you see how much time you are wasting each day. Knowing this allows you to change your behaviors. While we all know we spend a little too much time on different sites, we are often shocked when we see just how much time we actually spend!

This also allows parents to see and change emerging patterns in their children.

Be Productive!

Activating these apps will give you the power to mold yourself into a more efficient and productive person, and teaching these skills to your children is an invaluable asset to them that will remain throughout their lives.

So what are you waiting for?

Go get productive!

26 More Apps to Help you Succeed

To further increase your success in blogging and business, you can also use some of these 26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier.

And please share in the comments if you use other apps to help you be productive!

We are always on the lookout for new apps to try!

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Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.