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7 WAYS … TO THE LOST PRACTICE OF RESTING ONE DAY EACH WEEK

By Joshua Becker

Ask any physician and they will tell you that rest is essential for physical health. When the body is deprived of sleep, it is unable to rebuild and recharge itself adequately. Your body requires rest.

Ask any athlete and they will tell you that rest is essential for healthy physical training. Rest is needed for physical muscles to repair themselves and prevent injury. This is true whether you run marathons, pitch baseballs, or climb rocks. Your muscles require rest.

7 WAYS … TO CLEAR YOUR INBOX

The beauty of an empty inbox is a thing to behold. It is calming, peaceful and wonderful. An inbox that is overflowing with actions, urgent calls for responses, stuff to read … its chaos, its stressful, its overwhelming.

A friend recently posted: “Help! Im drowning in email!” Lets look at how to get your head above water first, and then how to get safely to dry land.

7 WAYS … TO THE SIMPLE LIFE

What is the Simple Life?

There is no single definition of simplicity. My vision of a simple life will be different than yours, or anyone elses – and none of us is wrong. Ive read about someone living in a log cabin in Alaska, with no electricity or running water or television or Internet. They chop wood from the forest outside to burn for heat and cooking. They use water from a nearby stream for drinking and bathing. They walk or bike to town to go to the library or to use the Internet. Thats a pretty simple life by most definitions – but when I talk about leading a simple life, I dont mean you need to live in a log cabin in the woods – I certainly dont.

7 WAYS … TO AVOID BUYING NEW STUFF

Buying something new requires the extraction and destruction of a lot of resources, not to mention the destruction of our environment in extracting, hauling, manufacturing, packaging and shipping the item.

So if we want to avoid buying new things, what should we do if we need something? After all, there are always times when we feel we need something — not just want or desire, but need it for a real purpose. We might need new clothes, or books, or a bike so we can cut back on using a car.

7 WAYS … TO DESTRESS

As we move through our daily routines we are often faced with obstacles and challenges which can lead to some degree of stress and anxiety. So to become more relaxed and free of tensions it is important to break away from your ordinary routine and find ways to de-stress. This process can be very simple or more in depth, but why not try something new and different? Here are 8, not your everyday ordinary, ways to de-stress and release tensions.

7 WAYS … TO STAY MOTIVATED

“Do what you love.” Weve all heard this before. Its great advice, though not many people truly take it to heart. But sometimes doing what you love isnt enough to keep you going. Inspiration, passion, and motivation are difficult things to hold on to. They always seem to slip away right when you need them most.

7 WAYS … TO WANT VERY LITTLE

There are two challenges that people face when choosing to live a more simpler life: owning little and wanting little. Yet people fuse these challenges together into a larger “live simply” goal. Unfortunately, theyre two different beasts that need to be tamed in their own ways.

7 WAYS TO … KILL YOUR EXCUSES

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We all make excuses. But the successful ones are those who can kill them and move on toward their goals.

“Im too tired. I dont have the time. I dont feel motivated. Id rather do nothing. I dont have the money, equipment, space. I cant because” …

Weve all made the excuses. Heres how to kill them…

7 WAYS TO … MAKE GREEN SMOOTHIES

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By Rhonda Lee

As a passionate raw foodist, I often teach workhops on this lifestyle that I love so much. One of these workshops is titled “Demystifying the Green Smoothie.” I love this one for many reasons. It’s fun and easy for people to realize how simple it is to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyle with simple tools and techniques and very fast results!

7 WAYS TO … MOVE HOUSE AND DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE

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Did you know that moving house can be one of the most stressful times in your life? Its right up there with losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, as one of the biggest causes of stress.

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