EMPATHIC Ninja – Chapter 3 – E is for Emotion Regulation – How to Be Cool, Calm, and Collected

About the Author:
Mark Aquino is a registered nurse in California with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Health Administration from West Coast University. He has at least 5 years of experience in the front lines as a visiting nurse in home health and hospice in direct patient care. He is author of OASIS NINJA: A Home Health Nurse’s Guide to Visits, Documentation, and Positive Patient Outcomes. This guide provides nurses with the information they need to provide quality care to their patients in the comfort of their own homes. He also writes books about how to live a good life and how to improve yourself on a daily basis such as Self Help Transformation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Personal Transformation for Mental Health, Physical Fitness, Relationships, and Career. You can also find all his books here. Learn more at OasisNinja.com.

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The aim of this chapter is to explore the role of emotions in interpersonal relationships and the role of emotion regulation in social interaction. Emotion regulation can help us improve our interactions with others. No one likes to communicate with someone who is not emotionally calm.

Mindfulness practice improves people’s wellbeing. It may also be one of the most powerful means of promoting better emotional regulation, as will be discussed later. People who practice mindfulness in life are more likely to develop greater levels of resilience. In addition to these benefits, mindfulness can enhance social interaction skills and social prospects. This is good news for people looking to improve themselves.

Importance of emotion

Emotion regulation is related to social participation. Emotion regulation is a complex process that is influenced by a variety of factors. People who have learned to regulate their emotions are less likely to have conflict with others in social situations. As a result, it’s important to develop strategies to improve emotion regulation in order to reduce aggressive behavior in social interactions.

Influence of emotion regulation on interpersonal relationships

People are able to regulate their emotions in different ways depending on the context in which they occur. The types of emotional expressions that are acceptable in different cultures are also different. Moreover, there are cultural differences that influence emotion regulation, and the societal norms that govern emotions. For example, the child seeking comfort from his mother seeks the soothing touch of his or her mother. Similarly, social sharing can be categorized as an intrinsic response-dependent strategy. When a listener responds enthusiastically to one’s good news, the child may feel that the message has been received.

Studies have shown that healthy emotional development in infants and toddlers occurs in the context of positive ongoing relationships with nurturing adults. Children are particularly sensitive to emotional and social stimulation. They are more likely to accept responsibility for their behavior and to handle conflict well. Self-motivation is a skill that helps an individual achieve internal gratification. Empathic behavior helps an individual understand the dynamics of social relationships and reduces negative affect. In short, a calm person can better connect with other people.

What is Humility?

Humility may be one of the best ways to improve your emotional regulation to help you keep calmer. Let’s begin with a definition of humility, which emphasizes the low regard one has for himself and others. Also, humility has a religious connotation, which includes the recognition of one’s place in relation to deities. In some cultures, humility is viewed as an essential attribute in the pursuit of religious piety. In other cultures, it’s considered a virtue, and a sign of spiritual maturity.


The humble person understands their limitations and is willing to take help. When someone asks for help, the humble person does not yell back, but asks for it in a polite manner. In this way, humility is a positive trait and demonstrates a willingness to learn. Those who exhibit humility are also self-aware and confident. They seek to be of service to others. They understand that they cannot please everyone and do not need everyone to be impressed by their abilities.

Humility means that despite your achievements, others do not treat you any differently than they would anyone else. You may be the best athlete in the world, the best scientist in your field, or the best actor in the world, but you don’t have the right to treat everyone the same. It is not humble to expect such treatment, or to treat others better than they deserve. Instead, strive to be humble and you will find that people will respect you.

A humble person is self-aware. They do not feel the need to boast or brag about their skills. Instead, they let their actions speak for themselves. This makes them a great asset to any team and organization, but they also do not display arrogance or boastful behavior. As a result, they focus on achieving their goals and not on their own glory. This is also one of the characteristics of people who are humble.

A person who possesses the qualities of humility will become a better leader and competitor. When people are humble, they won’t take themselves too seriously. And they will be more able to overcome the obstacles in life. It’s no wonder they do well in the workplace. They are able to overcome their shortcomings and succeed with their hard work. So, don’t worry if you lack humility – there are people who have a great deal to offer.


The dictionary’s definition of humility stresses a low sense of self-worth and low self-regard. A humble person will gain the trust and respect of others. This allows him to get valuable input from others. It also allows him to receive feedback from other people and make them feel important and valuable. A humble person is kinder, more considerate, and more self-controllable. As a result, they are better able to focus on organizational goals and personal objectives. Lastly, they are more reflective, better thinkers, and better decision-makers.

Humility can be an important characteristic of any religious group. For example, a person can be proud of his country but still be humble and recognize that others have equal potential and value. In the same way, religion promotes humility and makes people realize their own worth. The virtue of humility is closely linked to religion and spirituality. And in our secular society, we tend to think of humility as being self-indulgent. So, how can a person develop a humble attitude and benefit from a spiritual approach?

One of the most important things in addiction recovery is humility. Humility is a virtue that enables a person to acknowledge his or her mistakes and accept defeat. A person with humility will be more open to getting help than someone with arrogance. This can even make a person more competitive. In fact, humility can improve a person’s performance in a competitive environment and make him or her a better leader. If someone lacks humility, it will be easy for them to become arrogant.


The significance of humility can be measured through a variety of measures. Self-report measures of humility have been associated with improved well-being, decreased depressive symptoms, and increased positive emotions. In general, individuals who are humble are more likely to be able to accept their faults and learn from them.

The perception of self-depreciation and humility was also positively associated with perceived sincerity. The researchers showed that these two attributes were associated with elevated physical attraction. When perceived as insincere, the effect was not as powerful, but nonetheless important. It is also possible to increase the patient’s trust and subjective assessment of health conditions. This suggests that humility improves the perception of self-deprecation and trustworthiness among a population of people.


Humility is the attitude of being grateful for other people’s talents or skills, and this is one of the main attitudes that characterize humble people. Humble people acknowledge their shortcomings, and give credit to those who contributed to their success. They also recognize that mistakes are inevitable and teachable. Humility enables a person to see mistakes as a valuable learning experience, and it helps him or her not to feel envious of others.

Many examples of humble behavior are found in real life. For example, parents sacrifice their personal needs for the good of their children. Football players acknowledge their teammates’ contributions. These individuals demonstrate humility by being patient and accepting criticism. In addition to these examples, people are able to learn from the examples of humble behavior of celebrities in various fields. A humble leader always looks out for the best interest of the team. They also make sure to assess their abilities and are open to new ideas.

Humble people are aware of their worth and don’t feel the need to show off their knowledge to other people. They recognize that their peers value them as individuals and do not seek to be the center of attention. Successful people often fall prey to arrogance and self-indulgence. Humility halts this self-indulgence trap, encouraging them to give credit where credit is due and remain focused on their path to success.

Examples of humility in the Bible include the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible’s writer, the Apostle Paul, describes Jesus as the greatest example of humility. Paul teaches us to follow Christ by acting from a place of humbleness and not from conceit and self-aggrandizement. Humility means being concerned for others and looking out for their needs. There are many biblical examples of humility, but the most renowned one is of course the one who came down to earth in a lowly form.


The word “humility” is derived from a Latin root that means “low.” The modern meaning is to see one’s own value as equal to another’s. Humility often manifests itself in a self-sacrificing attitude, such as by stepping out of the spotlight to help others. Humility is also symbolic of submission. But why does humility have such a strong connection to food? What does it mean to be humble?

The Greek god Aidos, goddess of shame and shyness, symbolizes humility. She restrains human beings from doing what is wrong. In the Bible, humility is a sign of God’s strength and purpose. In the Bible, Moses was a great example of someone who showed extreme meekness and humbleness, and he is a hero revered by followers of the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths.

While the basic meaning of humility is about being polite and kind, its importance should not be overlooked. We live in a high-paced world, and having a humble attitude will help us achieve our goals. Sportspeople are famous for being able to perform at crucial moments. A great soccer player can turn a game with a bicycle kick. And in the business world, there are some great leaders who crack deals or innovate.

Unlike egoists who seek praise in return, people who are genuinely humble often have a heart of gold. In general, people who are humble have a genuine desire to help others. In fact, being humble means showing compassion. If you meet a cheerful, intelligent man, you’ll probably remember him as a pleasant, smart chap. On the other hand, those who don’t like him will hate him because they envy his easy life.

The Connection Between Contentment and Mindfulness

Contentment improves your emotional regulation. The state of being satisfied is often termed as contentment. It can be drawn from a range of experiences, from feeling comfortable in one’s body to accepting one’s current circumstances. The word is a milder form of happiness than happiness itself. But contentment can also be drawn from being grateful for what we have.


The difference between complacency and contentment is not so much about the things that make us happy, but about the way we live our lives. People who are content are happy with where they are, and they don’t let circumstances steal their joy. People who are complacent adopt a “good enough” mentality, and they have no desire to improve their situation. While content people are happy with where they are, complacent people will always be missing out on something better and will not work to improve their situation.

Contentment requires effort. It requires hard work and enjoyment of the end results. However, a complacent attitude doesn’t care about the process or outcome. A complacent attitude makes it difficult to see your own accomplishments. Whether you’re content with the status quo or have ambitions for a better future, contentment means hard work. If you don’t care about the process, it will only lead you to be unhappy in the long run.

Contentment is a spiritual journey that takes us beyond our natural limits and into God’s will. The goal is to learn to rely on God and to rely on Him when circumstances demand it. It doesn’t mean that we don’t feel joy or satisfaction, it simply means that we are thankful for God’s provision. Content people recognize their limits and follow the Lord’s lead intentionally. So, how can we learn to become more content? By following Paul’s example, we can become better people in every aspect of our lives.

Contentment is not a sign of mediocrity. Instead, it’s a sign of productivity and contentment. In contentment, you’re doing things from a place of comfort and equanimity. A content Jeopardy contestant has all the time in the world to think freely and approach the final round of the game with a positive attitude. Whether she answers the question correctly or not, she’ll have fun.


Gratitude and contentment can be difficult to find in our current society. People who have been subjected to abuse or have been neglected may struggle to experience gratitude and contentment. People who have experienced such abuse often experience a sense of persecutors, threat, or exploitation. Gratitude can be an important part of a person’s life and can help shield them from depression, suicide, and other symptoms.

Gratitude and contentment are closely linked. Those who are less materialistic tend to be more satisfied and grateful. Moreover, people who consider their positive experiences more are likely to take altruistic actions and contribute to the happiness of others. In short, gratitude is an important key to achieving contentment and happiness. By practicing gratitude, we can change negative circumstances into positive ones. We don’t need to be enlightened by the latest scientific research to understand the link between gratitude and contentment.

People who regularly express gratitude report greater happiness and are less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. However, this practice isn’t for everyone. People who practiced it reported feeling more satisfied with their lives. They also reported greater optimism about the future and felt a deeper connection with others. The practice of gratitude could result in lower mental health issues and improved relationships. There are many benefits to gratitude.

People who are content and grateful spend less money on material goods than those who are not. They value what they have more than material possessions. They also spend less money trying to keep up with their neighbors. They aren’t as stressed out about money and feel less pressured to keep up with them. And they don’t feel the need for material goods. Gratitude and contentment are linked to each other. The two often coexist, but they are not mutually exclusive.


The connection between mindfulness and contentment is not only a matter of feeling grateful and enjoying what you have, but also of staying present in the moment. Mindfulness supports the capacity of the mind to remain focused and avoid distraction. In addition to improving mental capacity, it also helps people to cope with stress. Mindfulness can help to cure many mental ailments. They note that it helps people to accept painful emotions and increase their overall sense of happiness.

The connection between mindfulness and contentment is a proven way to develop inner resources and a sense of well-being. Constant stress, mind-wandering, and knee-jerk reactions can all be replaced by a sense of calmness and contentment. Constant mindfulness practice can change your life and reduce your stress and anxiety. It’s easy to start practicing today and reap the benefits in the long run. The best way to learn about the connection between mindfulness and contentment is by learning about the relationship between these two practices.

The connection between mindfulness meditation and happiness is proposed through a humanistic-oriented theoretical framework. There are three major functions of mindfulness – nonidentification, choice, and compassion – and examines each through the lens of meaning in life theory. The implications of these findings for the field of humanistic counseling are discussed. It is argued that the relationship between mindfulness and contentment is one that is based on a chain of mechanisms that link the individual’s sense of control over his or her own experiences.

Although the relationship between mindfulness and contentment is not completely understood, it is known that it is associated with better mental health and well-being. It is often associated with lower levels of depression symptoms, higher levels of happiness, and lower levels of anxiety and stress. There also may be a relationship between mindfulness and the purpose of life. The connection between mindfulness and well-being may be partially explained by the sense of purpose.


The ability to regulate the predominant response tendencies of one’s mind is known as self-control. Basically, it involves inhibiting undesirable behaviors and promoting desired ones. Self-control is a basic trait of the human temperament that contributes to the attainment of positive life outcomes. It is also called dispositional self-control. This ability is not based on any specific goal or value, but rather on the capacity to resist the pressure to act in ways that compromise the quality of one’s life.

The high level of self-control is not necessarily associated with resisted short-term temptations. It is more about avoiding conflicting impulses, avoiding harmful situations, and maintaining adaptive routines. The benefits of high trait self-control extend beyond controlling one’s impulses. Self-control can make a person more content in life. However, it is not a panacea for happiness. To develop it, a person must be aware of how they can improve their self-control to achieve the goals of their life.

Self-control can be cultivated through the application of certain methods. One of them is by focusing on the consequences of a choice. Self-control can help people achieve their goals, improve their health, and improve their lives. Self-control is one of the most important skills to cultivate in order to achieve your desired goals. In order to develop this ability, one should focus on specific goals and avoid temptations. One can increase self-control by practicing certain behaviors, focusing on a specific goal, and remembering the consequences of their actions.

Although self-control requires willpower, it is not necessary to deprive yourself of gratification. It can mean sacrificing a certain experience for the purpose of achieving a goal. For instance, a dieter can avoid going into a bakery, as the temptation to eat a delicious cupcake is higher if they don’t go in. Although self-control doesn’t bring immediate satisfaction, it does lead to long-term contentment.

Eliminating Neediness

Eliminating neediness can help you become more emotionally calm and collected. A lack of self-confidence and lack of confidence in oneself are common causes of neediness. As a result, needy people often put up with substandard treatment and don’t believe they deserve better. Counseling, meanwhile, focuses on “needs’’ instead of addressing the underlying issues that cause neediness. This approach fails to address the root cause of the problem and may even make the situation worse.

Socializing reduces neediness

Stress management techniques have been shown to decrease neediness. They reduce anxiety and the impulse to act on neediness. Socializing can also foster healthy dependency, which involves valuing relationships and being direct in your requests. It may also help a person avoid feeling needy. Keeping alone time is also important. It will help you learn how to communicate with your partner without becoming needy.

Neediness in others

In the quest to make any relationship work, many people mistakenly confuse codependency with high-maintenance, excessively demanding relationships. While codependency may be a common trait, expressing your emotional needs is healthy and perfectly normal. However, when done out of necessity and in pursuit of self-worth, this behavior becomes problematic. If you find that you are experiencing neediness as a result of a person’s high-maintenance behavior, it may be time to seek out professional help and support.

First of all, you should know that neediness often occurs in people with low self-esteem. People who experience neediness are usually undervalued and seek relationships that show their worth. They cling to people because it reflects their own values and needs. But when a needy person feels valued, he will reflect that value and behavior in others.

You might think that the process of eliminating neediness is easy. In reality, it takes more than a mental health professional to make a relationship work. You have to take the time to understand others’ perspectives and find ways to make it work. Initially, it may be necessary to explore your behaviors, past trauma, and patterns of challenges in your relationships. Then, you can move forward and take positive action.

People who are unable to understand a needy person’s needs may have a difficult time relating to others. As a result, they often try to hide their true needs, or to fulfill them in a roundabout way. This may end up being worse than before. Ultimately, this approach has the potential to change your life forever. With a little support, you can eliminate neediness and regain your sense of self-esteem.

Become valuable enough to be non-needy

The needy are those who are stuck in soul-crushing jobs because they value the prestige. On the other hand, the non-needy value their time, skills, and talents, and they look for work that challenges them. Needy people go on dates with the intention of impressing the other person. They drop hints about school, money, and important people. The non-needy, on the other hand, tries to build a relationship.

Avoiding situations that trigger neediness

The first step in avoiding neediness is identifying what exactly triggers it in you. Reflect on your own past behaviors and what others say about you. Often, you are accused of neediness by someone close to you, particularly during a particularly heated situation. Your friends might also accuse you of being needy.

To understand why you are needy, you should understand that neediness is a symptom of a deeper psychological disorder. Essentially, it is an emotional reaction to being abandoned or rejected. However, the signs of neediness are not always obvious and may be due to the dynamics of a relationship.

Avoiding the situations that trigger neediness requires the acceptance of yourself and others. The more you learn to understand yourself, the more you’ll become aware of who you are. Once you’ve identified the situations that cause you to feel needy, you can adapt your behavior accordingly. You can make the situation more attractive for your partner by being more direct. By taking these steps, you’ll be able to overcome neediness in your relationships and build more fulfilling relationships.

If your neediness is a result of depression, it’s essential to address the underlying cause of it. Don’t lean on your partner or friends all the time. While it’s important to get help for anxiety, your partner or friends should not act as your therapist. They should be there to listen, but they shouldn’t act as your therapist. Find and talk to a therapist you can trust if you must. The best way to handle neediness is to acknowledge and address it.

Meditating reduces neediness

Buddhist teachings emphasize long-term psychological restructuring. Neediness is deeply rooted in our normal human psychology. It drives much of our conscious thinking and decision-making. The Buddhist teachings address the root cause of neediness: an inflexible need to feel validated, or to get our way. Anxiety arises when this need is fading. By meditating, you can overcome this tendency and reduce neediness.

One of the best antidotes for neediness is time alone. Meditation helps us connect with our wisdom, which is a vital antidote to neediness. Even ten minutes of quiet sitting a day can help us realize that the busyness we experience is only a façade. It is only by taking a moment to sit quietly and think that we are the most important person in the world that we can serve others.

Couples who meditate together find it easier to be themselves and accept their partner for who they are. Love relationships are complicated, but meditation can help avoid unnecessary drama and focus on building long-term relationships. The Buddhist practice of Metta (loving-kindness) helps couples to be more flexible and enjoy the moment. In addition, meditation enhances a healthy sexual life, including heightened levels of pleasure and flexibility. In addition to reducing neediness, meditation improves communication between spouses and partners.

Sleep Hygiene – How to Tell If You’re Practicing Good Sleep Hygiene

Adequate sleep is important in achieving emotional regulation. What is sleep hygiene? Essentially, it is a set of behavioral and environmental practices that promote good sleep. These practices were originally designed for people suffering from mild to moderate levels of insomnia. Today, clinicians are increasingly implementing these practices with people who suffer from other conditions as well.

Good sleep hygiene

Good sleep hygiene involves many different practices that help you get a quality night’s rest. A healthy sleep routine is essential for a normal night’s sleep, as well as full daytime alertness. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol close to bedtime can disrupt the normal sleep cycle. Exercise is another habit that promotes sleep. While vigorous exercise is good for you, avoid it right before bedtime. Taking a walk or swimming is a great way to relax and initiate a restful night’s sleep.

If you can, make sure your room is cool, with the temperature at approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Invest in a blackout curtain or eye mask to prevent light from disturbing your sleep. You may also consider purchasing ear plugs or a white noise machine to drown out noise and make you sleep more comfortably. Using a relaxing aromatherapy, such as lavender, can also help you relax before bed. In addition to relaxing your room, it can also help to ward off negative thoughts and cultivate a more positive sleep environment.

While these tips may not sound like much, they can help you get a better night’s sleep. Practicing good sleep hygiene can help you feel rested and refreshed during the day. It is also important for your overall health. Getting enough sleep strengthens the immune system, helps you keep a healthy weight, and reduces the risk of chronic health problems. By practicing good sleep hygiene, you can help yourself and your loved ones to enjoy a better quality of life.

The importance of proper sleep is often underrated and overlooked. Despite its many benefits, poor sleep hygiene can lead to daytime sleepiness, inconsistency and lack of sleep. The best way to sleep better is to set yourself up for success and make sure that your environment is conducive to relaxation and rest. Try changing your routine and your environment to make sure you get the best sleep. You will be surprised at how much better you feel in the morning and during the day!

Incorporating these tips is easier said than done. Try incorporating one or two a day. However, if none of these work, bookmark this page and review it regularly. Even if you can’t implement all of them at once, you can still have a good night’s sleep! This way, you’ll never be awoken by an alarm clock or a snoring bed partner again!

Having a comfortable mattress is an important part of good sleep hygiene. Not only does it help you get a good night’s rest, it also allows you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Besides being important for your health, good sleep can improve your productivity and quality of life. Many people have problems with poor sleep, and it can have negative effects on their overall quality of life. For this reason, it is essential to take the steps necessary to improve your sleep hygiene.

Signs of poor sleep hygiene

Poor sleep hygiene is a symptom of mental health problems, such as anxiety, and it can exacerbate the symptoms of depression and anxiety. The signs of poor sleep hygiene include difficulty falling asleep, frequent nightmares, and excessive sleepiness during the day. If these symptoms are frequent and you have tried a variety of solutions but none of them worked, then it is time to visit a psychologist or licensed counselor. They can help you connect factors and identify opportunities to improve your sleep hygiene.

Some symptoms of poor sleep hygiene include frequent daytime sleepiness, daytime irritability, and poor concentration. Sleep deprivation can also lead to depression and decreased work performance. However, good sleep hygiene is important for all age groups. It can improve a person’s physical and mental health. Listed below are some tips to help you improve your sleep hygiene. When you’re struggling to get enough sleep, try to incorporate some relaxing bedtime rituals into your daily routine.

Poor sleep hygiene can lead to problems during the night, including daytime sleepiness, lack of consistency, and problems with falling asleep or staying asleep. To improve sleep hygiene, try to optimize your daily habits and make it automatic. Changing your pre-bed routine and optimizing your sleep schedule can help you fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed. A comfortable bed environment will also make it easier to fall asleep, and can help you relax during the night.

The best way to improve your sleep hygiene is to set a schedule. Make sure your bedroom is cool, and don’t allow it to get too hot or too cold. Try using heavy curtains and eye masks to block out light. Avoid using earplugs or your smartphone when you try to fall asleep. When your eyelids are heavy, it’s time to go back to bed. Having bad sleep hygiene can have serious consequences.

It’s important to understand the connection between sleep hygiene and mental health. Good sleep improves physical and mental health and is crucial to our quality of life. Proper sleep hygiene can help you improve your overall health and productivity. Healthy habits can be cultivated through practice. By following a consistent schedule, you can sleep better and feel more refreshed. If you’re not following your routine, you’re putting yourself at risk for a slew of health problems.

In addition to improving your overall mood, good sleep hygiene improves your productivity. It strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of developing a serious health problem. Proper sleep hygiene also improves memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills. The effects of sleep hygiene cannot be quantified in words. It is not a cure for sleep disorders. The practices of sleep hygiene are intended to help “normal” sleepers. However, if your sleep is less than perfect or if it is interrupted, consult a doctor.

Impact of poor sleep hygiene on health

Sleep deprivation has detrimental effects on your mental and physical well-being. Even simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Insufficient sleep can have a significant negative impact on your mood, productivity, and overall health. If you experience sleep problems, here are some tips for improving your sleep habits:

Improve your sleep hygiene by following a consistent and healthy routine, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and not reading or watching TV for several hours before bed. Poor sleep habits also cause you to experience fatigue and lower energy during the day. This can make your performance at work and in social situations difficult. A cup of coffee in the afternoon may help you feel more awake during the day, but it can cause you to stay up past your bedtime.

Sleep is essential for cognitive function. Without enough sleep, you will have trouble focusing, making sound decisions, and remembering everything. People who don’t get enough sleep are also at a greater risk of depression, anxiety, and even suicide. Poor sleep can lead to a number of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. In children, lack of sleep can lead to poorer concentration, impulsive behavior, and anger.

Keeping your bedroom at a temperature of 65 degrees fahrenheit is also beneficial. Make sure there is minimal light in the room. If possible, use eye masks and heavy curtains to block out light and noise. If you suffer from insomnia, use ear plugs, a white noise machine, or a fan to drown out the sound. Even a scent like lavender or chamomile may help you get into a calm state of mind.

Sleep promotes many vital functions in your body. It also provides a valuable time for cells and tissues to heal. In fact, your body performs most of its major restorative functions while you are asleep. The effects of insufficient sleep on these functions are often irreversible. It is important to get quality sleep for optimal health. This is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can even make better time management with proper sleep hygiene. Poor sleep is linked to many mental and physical ailments. Many people mistake skipping sleep for being strong and productive.

About the Author:
Mark Aquino is a registered nurse in California with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Health Administration from West Coast University. He has at least 5 years of experience in the front lines as a visiting nurse in home health and hospice in direct patient care. He is author of OASIS NINJA: A Home Health Nurse’s Guide to Visits, Documentation, and Positive Patient Outcomes. This guide provides nurses with the information they need to provide quality care to their patients in the comfort of their own homes. He also writes books about how to live a good life and how to improve yourself on a daily basis such as Self Help Transformation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Personal Transformation for Mental Health, Physical Fitness, Relationships, and Career. You can also find all his books here. Learn more at OasisNinja.com.

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