|1. Your can't muster enough energy for a single jingle. If you can’t seem to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, let alone go a-wassailing (whatever that means), you could be in need of a psychological speed bump, says psychologist Dan Gottlieb, PhD, psycholgist, frequent National Public Radio commentator, and host of the radio program Voices in the Family (WHYY-FM, Philadelphia). “The speed of our lives is out of control,” he says, “especially at this time of year.”
Try this: Run around, then write. To boost your overall energy, expend a bit of it and get your heart rate up for at least 20 minutes every day with a brisk walk or jog. Exercise can bust sleep-depriving anxiety levels by nearly 40%. For better sleep, carry a notepad and jot down the things that worry you, so they won’t fill your head while you’re trying to doze off. Take a warm shower or bath an hour before you hit the sheets. It’ll prep your body for peaceful shut-eye.
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