2. Deep Breathing exercises Deep breathing exercises (DBE) slow down the heart rate and normalise the breathing rhythm. It also helps lower the stress and tensions of the day. DBE shuts out distractions and helps a person focus on breathing. This calms and relaxes the body and mind, thus helps to sleep faster. It is suggested to perform DBE for 10-15 minutes, at least two hours before sleep. … [Read more...] about What Are The Best Exercises To Sleep Better?
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The second component of sleep leadership involves, as you might expect, the support a supervisor provides for helping employees maintain a family-work life balance. If part of the toxicity involved in the environment created by your boss includes the expectation that you’re available 24/7, this will further erode your ability to get some well-deserved R&R. Indeed, one of the possible casualties of the work from home necessity associated with COVID is that if your workplace becomes your home, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t be available at all hours for pitching in on a project. … [Read more...] about How a Toxic Boss Can Ruin Your Sleep
These rules have become second nature to us, but they aren’t timeless. The concept of primary colors only emerged in the eighteenth century, and the idea of warm colors developed in the nineteenth. In other words, these rules are the product of a particular historical era. And in that era, people were highly concerned about the “anarchy” of color. … [Read more...] about There’s Nothing Neutral about Neutral Colors
The myth of controllability. You may find yourself wondering, “What is wrong with my partner? They refuse to do even the most basic of tasks.” It’s likely that your partner is being even harder on themselves wondering, “What is wrong with me? I am seriously flawed.” The thing is, they can’t will away their depression, just as one can’t will away diabetes or cancer. Like any illness, depression isn’t a character flaw. It’s a health issue that requires treatment. 11. Educate yourself. Because you can’t control your partner’s depression, the situation can easily feel exasperating and out of control. One way to gain a sense of control in your own life is through education. By educating yourself about the signs and symptoms of depression, you’ll be less likely to blame yourself or blame your partner for its occurrence. You’ll be more likely to understand what to expect, and to know where to get support. … [Read more...] about When Your “Person” Has Depression
Like EEG analysis, pharmacogenetics is far from perfect. But such emerging diagnostic approaches could eventually significantly reduce the lengthy trial-and-error period that is common now in the treatment of depression and more quickly put patients on the path to recovery. … [Read more...] about Brain Waves May Help Predict Who Will Benefit From an Antidepressant