Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun, safe and productive week.
This week we focus on something I can never get enough of – sleep!
Did you know that noise has colours and this can affect your focus and your sleep patterns? Well, you do now! We also look at 15 bedtime rituals that will make you super-productive during the day and we also take a look at the different stages of sleep and how much sleep you need (looks like I’m in the “infant’ category for this one!
We also look at how playing video games can make you smarter. Apparently they help not only with co-ordination but can improve self-confidence, improve multitasking skills, reduce mental decline in older people and much more. I am now officially using that as the excuse as to why I thinking of starting a gaming channel on YouTube!
What Are Noise Colors? Boost Focus And Improve Sleep – Zen-up Your Home
What is white noise, exactly? What does color even have to do with noise at all? Why and how does it affect us?
To understand this concept of color, turn the volume up and let your ears judge by themselves. When used correctly those colourful sounds can bring many benefits to our daily life.
15 Bedtime Rituals For Insanely Productive Days – SleePare
In our tech-focused and the fast-paced modern world, distractions are plentiful. It seems we are always looking for ways to be more productive and focused. For many, this is more difficult than it sounds. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier in 2020, many businesses and workers have had to adapt to working at home where distractions are plentiful. These distractions often led to unproductive days.
On top of all of this, working from home has severely disrupted the sleep patterns of millions of workers. One study found that out of 2,000 remote workers, 70% had experienced disrupted sleep patterns. If your home is now your office, you probably have first-hand experience with these sleep disruptions.
In this article, SleePpare takes a look at 15 rituals you can do before bed in order to get a better nights sleep.
The Value Of Sleep And Understanding Its Stages – Inspiring Dreams
Everyone spends at least a third of their time on sleep and sometimes even longer if you are under six years. It plays a major role in the function of all tissues and systems of the body. Lack of sleep results in an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. Other potential problems can include depression, lower sex drive, and obesity.
Sleep is important in the way that eating is essential. Without food, we would die, and the same applies to sleep. It makes our body function and our neurons connect. However, unlike sleep, the chemical processes of eating are clearly understood. Tracking your cycle for the ideal amount of sleep begins with understanding it. This article is your guide to sleep cycles and some simple tips to help make your night better.
How To Make Money Farming 5 Acres Or Less [Not Just Market Gardening!] – Outdoor Happens
The number of traditional farms is dropping fast. Land is expensive and can be hard to find. But what if you dream of making a living off of your land? Micro-farms are becoming popular sources of income. Here’s how to make money farming 5 acres of land or less.
Should I Buy A House Now Or Wait? – FHA Loans
With interest rates low and home prices increasing, many buyers are stuck with the decision of whether or not to jump into the home buying journey now or wait. FHALoans.com created a guide that includes questions potential buyers can ask themselves to determine if they’re ready, as well as success stories from real first-time homebuyers.
Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs – Bug Identification Guide – How I Get Rid Of
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, with many people spending hundreds of dollars on store-bought products and even thousands of dollars on professional pest control.
But before you panic and dish out the dough to rid your home of bed bugs, it’s important to make sure you actually do indeed have them.
In fact, it’s quite common for anxious homeowners to see bugs that look like bed bugs and assume the worst. With that in mind, let’s go over a list of bugs that look like bed bugs and determine if you actually are dealing with these blood sucking critters or not.
Top 10 Running Benefits That Will Make You Want To Get To Your Feet Right Now. – Shoescentric
Do you wonder why individuals who run regularly have little to no bony problems? They may not have to suffer from knee or back pain while most people of their age do? It is because when you run, you are constantly triggering your bones and your muscles. You are forcing them to work. This is what your skeletal system is designed for. To keep them working. You have to use them for the reason they are made, or else it is all useless.
How To Clean And Organise Your Backyard – Maid For You
If you’re unhappy with the way your backyard has progressed over the months or years, don’t give up on it just yet! Why? Because Maid For You is here to guide you through a complete step-by-step backyard clean up, along with organising tips to help you maintain a fully-functional backyard space.
12 Great Rv Destinations In The United States – OutsideHow
RVs are the ideal vehicle for a whole range of road trips across the country or even the small portion of the country that you live in, as you then you get to be outdoors enjoying an overnight experience that is targeted, personalized and comfortable.
RVs are thoroughly portable and allow their users full access to those places that otherwise may be expensive for them or have other complications.
If you have an RV, you are never worried about the poor quality of hotel rooms or a lack of privacy in hostels, besides which the fact that your living quarters remain unchanged even when you shift from location-to-location, allows you to feel more grounded and consistent with the experience of travel in an RV.
No Game, No Gain: How Playing Video Games Makes You Smarter – IvyPanda Blog
People associate video games with laziness and escapism. Parents often worry that video games will make their children less intelligent. Couples have even broken up when one of them has chosen to spend all of their free time with a joystick. But, in fact, when used properly, video games can make us not only smarter but also happier.
VPN Explained: How Does Vpn Work And Why Would You Use It? – VPNOverview.com
An increasing number of people use a VPN while browsing the internet. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It’s an easy and efficient solution that offers you three essential things when you go online: more security, online privacy, and freedom. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a VPN, it can seem quite daunting.
This article will explain exactly how a VPN works and why people use it. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the advantages and possibilities of VPNs. They’ll also tell you about a couple of excellent VPN providers you might want to try out yourself.
Learn Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners – Chasing Heartbeats Photography
Photography can help you cultivate a profound appreciation for the world around us. Taking good photos means developing an eye for beauty, precision and intrigue. A photographer really does see the world differently.
The beauty of digital photography lies in how endless your shooting opportunities are. The world is your oyster! If it exists, you can capture it in a photograph forever. This is a hobby with a deep, rewarding path to mastery.
This article covers the different types of photography and walks you through various techniques covering fundamentals, lighting and more.
Working Life And Well-being – Aviva
We’re living in an age of ambiguity that is impacting both society and workplaces across the UK.
Elements of our lives which were previously certain are overlapping and changing beyond recognition. The concept of ‘work’ itself is becoming increasingly fluid as the world evolves faster than ever before.
But while the blurring of work-life boundaries has brought some welcome flexibility, this increasingly ambiguous environment is also a source of unease and uncertainty for many people. And this unpredictability is placing a strain on the balance between work and home life.
In February 2020, we carried out a major research project to look at the impact that this ambiguity is having on key areas of working life. This research was then repeated in August – prompted by COVID-19 – to ensure the analysis reflected the impact on work and society . We found that the unprecedented events of 2020 have served to accelerate key trends, impacting both the mental and physical health of our workforce, as well as their financial futures.
Here Aviva focus on what this means for working life and well=being.
Typography Design Trends For 2021 – The Word Counter
Typography transforms words from mere text to artful communication. So much can be said by the font & type design – from prominent, bold san-serif fonts to delicate serifs. From traditional, timeless variations to totally new techniques. Typography can instantly identify your brand, evoke emotions and convey a great amount of meaning. Read this article from The Word Counter to learn more about typography trends in 2021.
Have A Great Week
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Until next time, Stay Productive!