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Waking Up Too Early? How to Go Back to Sleep With Ease

If you’re like me, you may frequently wake up an hour or two before youempty bed - can't sleep
intend to rise and then stare at the clock in frustration.  “Why am I waking up so early?” You fume and toss about fruitlessly, often giving up and getting out of bed early to start your day, rationalizing that you’ll get a lot more done before anyone else is up.

But the irritation remains.  You wish you knew how to go back to sleep, but you haven’t found the key. Sometimes you may wake up startled – as if you suddenly realized you’re late for work or you heard a  sudden crash.

Your mind is on full alert for no apparent reason. Or sometimes you have the faintest touch of a headache or feel a full-blown migraine coming on.

It’s maddening!

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Lifestyle & Health

One of the keys to living well after 40 is adopting a balanced sedentary lifestyle at worklifestyle.   Many challenges interfere with this.  One is that a majority of us are too sedentary.  Another is that we are often too scattered and stressed.

In the modern world, many people are forced to sit for hours at a time at their jobs, and when they finally get home are too exhausted from the work day to do much more than crash in front of the computer or TV.

Our bodies have evolved to require both activity and rest, and as we age, getting this balance right becomes even more critical to our well-being.

And when we aren’t sitting, we rush about and try to complete a dozen different tasks, or we become stressed-out or immobilized over our never-ending to-do lists.

Our bodies have evolved to require both activity and rest, and as we age, getting this balance right becomes even more critical to our well-being.

Our activity needs to be focused and aimed at our true priorities, actions that will move us toward our most meaningful goals.  And our rest needs to be truly restorative, periods when we live off the clock and attend to our deeper nature.

balanced lifestyleWe will discuss activity and rest here and ideas to get the balance right, so that we feel focused and energized to live a satisfying life.

Please send me your thoughts on life balance, ideas that have helped you achieve a better lifestyle or issues you are still facing today.  I’d love to hear from you.

Live well!

Jen