Wednesday January 11, 2012

Do you how many times it says in the Bible “to fear not”? 365 times which means God is telling us every single day of the year to not fear! So, let’s not walk in fear anymore (I’m telling this to myself too!) 🙂

Today I stayed home and I worked on my blog. I am very thankful that I was able to post eleven (11) new entries for my blog so it was an accomplish day! I also very grateful to God that my cold is all gone because today I felt so much better!!

I have a new goal that I think will help me get up earlier for my quiet time with God in the mornings. Starting from today my goal is to be in bed no later than 11:30pm but with a 30 minute wind-down before I hit the pillow. Here’s where you could help me with this goal if you see me still on facebook after 11:00pm (4:00pm in Ontario, Canada) or Skype or any other messenger please kindly tell me to turn off the computer and go to bed.

Thank-you so much for your help! I really appreciate getting a little kick in the butt to go to bed earlier because I have a really bad habit of going to bed too late but this year I want to change that.

This is a really helpful article that I read today about getting the proper sleep so I thought I’d share it with you.

Here is the link – Timeline for Better Sleep

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/sleep/photos/timeline-better-sleep#0

Here is quick layout of timeline for better sleep:

6:30 A.M. –Skip the snooze button (If you do sleep an extra 10 or 15 minutes after

you press the snooze button it can actually make you more tired).

7:30 A.M. – Exercise (This will not only give you a good shot of energy for the rest of

the day but also decrease stress levels).

11:00 A.M. – Take a breathing break (Taking short breaks is very helpful).

1-2 P.M. – Cut out caffeine (Caffeine is a stimulant that lasts in your system

for 4 – 7 hours so by the time you go to bed make sure it is out of your system

so you can get a good sleep).

3 P.M. – Go outside (Getting natural afternoon light is very helpful).

7 P.M. – Eat dinner (Your body needs at least 2 hours or 3 hours for a heavy meal to

fully digest the food. If you eat too close to bedtime, it will be hard for your

body to wind down since you will still be working on digesting it).

10 P.M. – An hour before bedtime, have a proteincarb combo snack (Your brain

needs this to hope you have the proper sleep).

10:30 P.M. – Thirty minutes before bedtime, start your wind-down routine

                       (Your brain needs time to wind down from a busy day and this 30 minute

time block does not include time spent on the computer so it is best to shut

down the computer 30 minutes before you hit the pillow).

11 P.M. – Get into bed, breathe and stretch (This will help your body relax even if it

is only for 30 seconds).

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I cry holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty!

Jesus Culture – Holy Are You (Burning Ones Reprise)

 

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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