How to Quiet Your Mind and Get Better Sleep

Make these simple changes to your daily routine so you get the shut eye you deserve!

How to Quiet Your Mind and Get Better Sleep

By Toni Gasparis

Are you tired all day but too wound up at night when it’s time to go to bed? Your everyday habits could be the source of your sleep disruptions. Here are some small changes you can start making today to help you get a better night’s sleep tonight.


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Create a Worry Watch Journal

Create a Worry Watch Journal

While to-do lists can help keep you organized, they can also end up producing unwanted stress. The open-endedness of uncompleted tasks and goals can keep that stream of worry fueling your mind to run at night when you’re trying to go to sleep.

Keeping a worry watch journal is simple. Just put pen to paper in a notebook for about 10-15 minutes a day – much earlier than bedtime – and write down your worries. Every 2 weeks, go back and look at them to see how many actually panned out. This therapeutic practice helps calm your brain and challenges your worry perceptions, which in turn can change your thoughts to be more positive!

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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