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Sleep Shortcuts – Why and how to sleep better?

After years and years of research on health and wellness, mostly through the night, I came to the understanding that I should be doing most of my research through the day and focus more on how to sleep better.

Sleeping better is one of the pillars of  a healthy lifestlye along with exercising and healthy eating.  As of this moment, it is elevated to the most important pillar as google rates the search for “how to sleep better” very high.

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Everyone wants to know how to sleep better without even understanding the actual benefits or hazards of sleeping habits. As the west started getting into sleep hygiene, India went into nightlife pollution.

But this article will help throw light on why your ignored sleep cycle is the secret behind many of your physical and mental ailments.

I have summarized some shortcuts which can fast track your sleep hygiene. The shortcuts mentioned below our explained in the article in detail.

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Why and How to sleep better?

The digital disco plays the best beats when you are about to sleep.  Cyber black holes suck you in as soon as you pick up your phone right before sleeping and soon what was supposed to be 15 minutes becomes 3 hours.

I think all of you who have found the topic of this article interesting can relate to the statement above. Many might argue that even if they sleep at 3 a.m. they can complete their sleep by waking up late or sleeping during the afternoon or covering up on the weekend.

But it is essential to establish optimized circadian rhythm, sleep cycle, throughout your life to ensure proper hormonal function which are essential for disease prevention, determine your mood, optimizing body temperature and ensure quality rest.

Here are some good and bad impacts of sleep cycle which will tell you why you should learn how  to sleep better.

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Ensuring Optimal Sleep Cycles

Optimal sleep cycles based on research ensure proper hormonal secretion. The best time for quality sleep  based on hormone secretion is between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

It is impossible for modern lifestyles to make sense of this timeline. But the rates at which stress, depression and substance abuse are going up, we need to backtrack a little on  modern lifestyle if we have to live better.

You can either look at this video for in-depth discussions on why and how to sleep better or look at the summary below to find out how to sleep better.


  1. Digital Curfew – Set a curfew beyond which no technology should be used, avoid screens and engage in more human activities.
  2. Use technology well– Download flux for windows, Twilight for android and use the blue light filter on your iPhones if you have to use your phones late at night.
  3. Bedroom should be a sleep sanctuary– Make your bedroom into a sleep zone, don’t use it for everything else, that way you will condition your minds neural framework to relate the rooms ambiance only to sleep.
  4. Lower Room temperatures– Ideally between 16-20 degree Celsius.  Take a warm bath before bedtime, use socks if you feel cold.
  5. Get more sunlight– Between 6 am to 10 am  in the morning for 10 to 15 mins is enough to reset cortisol rhythm.
  6. Ensure darkness– Make your bed room devoid of any lights when you sleep as even your skin has photo receptors which can sense even less light.
  7. Workout in the morning–  Resets your cortisol rhythm ensures proper sleep cycles and lower blood pressure in the evening.
  8. Meditate- Let Buddha sing you a lullaby.

For more about circadian rhythm by  reading the book Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson  and follow him on social media and youtube to know more. If you learn how to sleep better you will  not only do good to yourself but the environment around you.

Spring Season : The Micro Universe in my Garden

The spring season brings with it the festival of colors. As butterflies dance around the micro universe in my garden, blooming flowers bring every pigment in the spectrum to life.  The freshness of the spring season captivates your vision, leaving no hue to the imagination. The flowers impart lessons along with  pheromone tingling fragrances which set the soul alight.

Ever spec of nature has amazing stories to tell,

Deluded friend, you need to align yourself well,

To decipher cosmic whispers from earthly yells,

To discover heaven on earth and paradise even in hell.

Its a matter of Perspective

To the awakened mind, peace and bliss walk hand in hand, from inside out.

As the awakened mind has a higher conscious level, to see through the material camouflage of life.  We are all looking at similar things with different perspectives. The awakened ones find much more on a morning walk in the spring season than others do throughout their lives.

The micro universe in my garden depicts life in the most beautiful way.


Our universe is a combination of many micro universe’s. Every individual lives in his own universe, every habitat is a universe in itself. In the spring season my garden represents one such micro universe, which has all the fundamental of the supreme universe but is a micro representation.


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On the one hand we see life blossoming in its different stages, these represent the different levels of your awareness leading up to maturity to awakeninlg, which is the ultimate blossoming into your individual magnificent form.

On the other, we see  people falling from the helm of life into lifelessness. This fall might be in the form of death or death in life, when people fall prey to the rat race of doing things just for the skae of earning money and fame.

Friends and Family

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The ones connected to their roots always stay grounded and humble, even when they stumble, they are quick to realign  and find themselves in the urban jungle.

Real friends and family don’t move away from difficult or weak flowers. They are always together through thick and thin, and this defines their beauty.


Enchanting Rendezvous

Just like the spring season life is ephemeral.  That is why it is best to relish by staying detached.

This is displayed in every aspect of life, even with relationships. Where you have the enchanting experience of meeting someone new, the adaptive process of aligning yourself to their lifestyle, the magical symbiotic purple match before you finally depart.

Once you understand this cycle you enjoy each phase without being attached to any of it.


The spring season, when the butterflies sparkle and birds chirp for no reason,

When both the sun and snow are testing and teasing,

When the cluster of green leaves allow only the milder breeze in,

A spectacle of colors, ephemerality, its only treason.

The spring season brings hope and color after the freezing winter. It paves the way for a brighter summer. The lessons it carries are tremendously profound, yet none more profound than the ephemeral nature of life. So enjoy this season till it lasts and then enjoy what comes after.





Core Workouts – From your bed to the bar

Core workouts are the basis to the stability of your movements. The core comprises of a complex series of muscles which is not limited to your abs and includes all muscles other than your arms and legs. These muscles are recruited for all activities and movement.

Along with this core muscle development also initiates some fat burn which will lead to weight and inches loss. So engaging in core workouts is not only beneficial in the long run but also has some short term aesthetic benefits.

Core workouts – Overcoming Aesthetics to prevent Injury

Once your love affair with six pack, biceps and triceps ends, you start understanding the finer points of your fitness.  The aesthetically appealing parts are what get you to the gym, but if you want to be fit in the long haul it is the core you have to focus on.

A weak core will sooner or later lead to injury. These injuries will be as a result lack of proper form and stability. These can take place anywhere on your body.  To prevent this from happening you have to regularly engage in core workouts to strengthen these muscles which support all other movements.

This will help you train without injury for longer periods which is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Regularity  is the key and many people fall victim to some injury and give up on their journey to fitness. Engage in some regular core workouts to prevent this from happening.

Pre-Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate Core Workouts 

Here are some core workouts for people who are starting off, who have basic fitness and the ones who are at slightly higher level of fitness.

Pre Beginner Core Workouts

These simple exercises  will help you if you have never tried any core workouts. From the comforts of your bed you can start developing a strong core.

Beginner Core Workouts

These exercise require something to hang yourself by, a bar at your home, at the garden or at the gym.

Intermediate Core Workouts

These exercises are specially for the people who want to take the next step in developing their core.

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The best time to start your core workouts was 3 years ago the next time is today. So check out these exercises and choose the ones that suit you.  Perform movements slowly and make the mind muscle connection before progressing.

Soul Nourishment – Genuine Love Vs Attachment

The video above reflects only a well nourished soul can radiate or attract eternal love. The essence of Love lies in understanding subtleties not gross displays of afffection.  The video throws light on how only a full cup can overflow to spread what it has.

Media  creates projections of love to influence younger generations. to get attached and seek wholeness in another person Yet only the ones who see beyond these lies find themselves, love themselves, and become capable of loving someone else.

The energies of a human soul are too strong  to be controlled, they can only be caressed.  Only those who  are capable of caressing their own souls can do the same to other ones.  This process of self awareness and self love is an individual imperative everyone has to work on by them selves.

Yes these things are easier said and hard to practice. But you will keep learning your lessons and getting attached  to different people to find the perfect connection till you truly internalize the concept of loving oneself first.

So  fill your own void and then nourish your own soul before  aligning with another.  As you are not only getting yourself into something you are dragging another soul into it.

How to use the best smartphones in the best way?

With the digital revolutions at its peak everyone wants to possess the best smartphone. But most of the times the best smartphones ends up possessing you.  The best smartphones these days has more technology than devices used to put man on the moon. It has so much potential but most of it is wasted by how it is being used.

Here are some honest questions which will help you rate yourself with respect to how you use your smartphone:

Do the best smartphones control you or you control  them?

If your push notifications for social media are switched on you are a slave to your smartphone as the lights on your phone control your attention.

Are you digital contributor or a digital spectator?

Do you merely go around from post to post of the social networking mediums hunting for gossip and news(its hard to tell the difference these days)  or do you use your best smartphones to contribute  your specific magic/talent to the people around you.  The basic ingredient to be a contributor is to be self aware and understand your specific niche. You can easily be famous these days, but not just for gossiping or posting selfies.

How impulsive are you with your best smartphone?

There is no doubt that your best smartphones are like a new organ in your body.  But how dependent are you on it? Do you pick it up without any reason just to avoid the awkwardness of reality? Or does picking it up hold any special significance like answering a call, having relevant chats or motivating or inspiring someone.

Are your relationships being dictated by your smartphone?

Most modern relationships are a direct consequence of social networking sites. People who cant stand each other for 15 mins face to face can spend hours and hours chatting about an ideal world which is virtual. Yes your best smartphones foster connectivity but when it comes to real relationships, the smartphone is a tertiary resource rather than a primary one.

How much time can you spend without your smartphone? How much time  do you spend without your best smartphones before sleeping or after getting up ?

This will help show you how conditioned and dependent you have become.  If a device which was not even existing 15 years from now is controlling your life, then its high time that you start introspecting.

If you reflect on these questions with honesty you will come to a good understanding as to why better connections are made where the network is low.

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The best way to use your Best Smartphones 

So what is the best way of utilizing your smartphone?

Just like being overdependent on your smartphone is not ideal, similarly it is not right to give it all up and live in a technological vacuum.  Finding the right balance is the key to maximizing the potential of your best smartphones.

Start using the wonderful cameras of your smartphones to document your life.  For that you will first need to have a lifestyle worth documenting.  That doesn’t mean  you try to create a fake one. only authenticity sells in the digital domain. So, live your passions and document them. It will firstly help you to understand what your passion is and secondly be more productive with it.

Research and Learn- Your smartphone makes it so easy to learn a new skill and educate yourself but most overlook these benefits. I had no knowledge of website development when I built this blog on WordPress, as of now I am learning 7 different software pertaining to video editing, music production and graphic designing.

Get inspired – The internet has millions of gigabytes of audios and videos on motivation and inspiration. Its so easy to get inspired for the ones who have the will to. You might be wanting to start a new business, get healthier or improve your relationships. inspiration is what will get you started.

Here are some youtube channels you can follow for inspiration:

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Gary Vaynerchuk 

Tom Bilyeu

Tai Lopez 

Tony Robbins

Eric Thomas 

Mateus M

In the modern era everyone has been gifted with so many opportunities. Yet only the few who recognize these and can control their mindset are able to take them.  Do let me know on how you utilize your best smartphones.