Monday, October 23, 2006

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saby said...

i cried becoz i had no shoes ....

see the comments on the previous post

Anonymous said...

How to Get to Sleep, and Stay Asleep
Can't sleep? Restless nights? Here are some get-to-sleep steps that'll keep you sleeping all night long.



Steps
Practice good "sleep hygiene". Get yourself ready for sleep by relaxing a few hours before bedtime -- take a bath, drink some warm milk or herbal tea. Generally the room in which you sleep should not be overheated...your body temperature drops as you sleep and for most people a cooler room is best. Turn down the lights and try to spend your final hour before going to bed in reduced lighting.
Turn your alarm clock away from you so that you cannot see the time. Avoid knowing what time you went to bed or took a nap.
If you are worried about tasks for the next day, make a written list and place it near your bed - this will "free" your mind from worrying about tasks you "need to remember" and thus reduce your stress level about sleeping.
Make sure you have a comfortable bed in which you can get a good night's sleep.
Position yourself comfortably on your back in bed, with your arms by your side. If you are uncomfortable with any way your body feels on the bed, correct it immediately, e.g., your body's weight on your arm is too strong, or your hip feels awkward---change position quickly until you're completely comfortable.
Close your eyes.
Move your tongue so that it rests on the bottom of your mouth.
Open your mouth slightly.
Open your hands if your fists are clenched
Starting from the very tips of your toes, imagine yourself sinking into the mattress.
In your mind, begin to "acknowledge" everything around you that all your senses are experiencing. For example: Say to yourself (not out loud), "I hear the clock ticking. I smell the lotion I just applied to my hands. I feel my legs' weight on the bed. I hear my spouse/partner breathing. I see different shades of black. I hear the dog barking in the distance. I hear myself in my own mind talking.", etc. This should help to clear your mind by slowly acknowledging everything and subsequently dismissing it.
Stay on your back, sunk into the mattress until you feel it is time to roll into your desired position.
Try relaxing each and every muscle in your body. Don't be tense.
Breathe normally.
If you must get up in the middle of the night (bathroom trip) try to keep light exposure to an absolute minimum (zero if possible). For some people, a urinal bottle near the bed may allow you to avoid bathroom trips (and possible exposure to light).
If you must have mild illumination in your bedroom (eg, glowing face of digital clock, night light), remember that red wavelengths of light generally are not as disruptive to sleep cycles as blue or green wavelengths.
Place a water bottle next to your bed. Some people find that if they awaken in the middle of the night a drink of water is refreshing and helps them drift back to sleep.



Tips
Wear comfortable, clean night garments, and buy a decent mattress. A mattress is worth more than you think, considering you use it every night, so don't hold back!
When awakened in the night, try and keep your eyes closed and your mind clear, then simply drift back to where you were.
There is an over-the-counter drug called melatonin that is incredibly safe (your body produces it naturally). Melatonin will help you fall asleep if you take it at the same time each day before you go to sleep. As we age, melatonin levels decrease so melatonin may be more helpful from an age related perspective. Some people may find taking melatonin in a "staged" manner helpful: take half a melotonin tablet before going to bed, and the remaining half if you awaken in the middle of the night.
Many people find tryptophan (available in health food stores) to be a safe and reasonably effective sleep aid, probably due to its ability to increase brain levels of serotonin and/or melatonin (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan for more info).
Prescription sleep aids may be necessary for some people and should only be used under a physicians supervision. Ambien and Lunesta are commonly advertised, but Sonata may be useful for those who fall asleep easily but may awaken early.
Valerian, an over the counter herbal, may also be considered. Valerian has mild sedative effects and is generally safe for most people and appears not to cause grogginess upon awakening. However, some herbal literature indicates that if used for a period longer than about a week, the herb can have the opposite effects. Other herbal sleep/ relaxant aids to consider are: Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Hops, Kava Kava, and Catnip (which is especially safe and non-habit forming, and gentle enough for children). Talk with someone who has experience with these herbs or do some research.
Lavender is well known for its sleep inducing qualities. Try a lavender neck pillow,or a few drops of essential oil on your pillow slip.
Making your bed every morning will aid in not having to fight with your blanket every night.
Music can help people fall asleep. However, if death metal knocks you out and you live in an apartment building, make sure there's a timer or the like on; your neighbors will thank you.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact a physician or other health care professional before engaging in any activity related to health and diet. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
Wearing a blindfold can help to put your mind to rest. On a subconscious level whether your eyes are open or closed, a blindfold tells your brain "nothing to see" and helps to relax.
If you have trouble blocking out sounds around you (especially in an apartment building) then wear a set of earbud headphones to bed with some language tapes running. Listening to the language tapes provides you with a soothing voice that is talking in a very mellow tone and has the bonus of reinforcing your knowledge of the language while you sleep.
If you lie awake in bed for more than 20 minutes get up, go to the couch and read. Train your body to associate the bed with sleep.
If nothing works, get out a really boring book. Start reading it. You'll get bored of it and your brain will think "I'm getting tired of this book, I better go to sleep" It actually does work!
Try to keep to a sleep schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even weekends. This also trains the body.
Try an over-the-counter sleep aid. Unisom is highly effective, just make sure you have a full 8 hours to sleep. Unisom and Sominex have the same active ingredient as Benadryl, but Benadryl (an antihistamine)is cheaper (especially generic).
Try a two-week regimen to get your body into the habit. Create a nightly ritual, brush your teeth, bathe, etc. Utilize sleep aids and the tips above for the entire two weeks, going to sleep at the same time every night.
Adjust the temperature so it is cooler than usual, but not too cold. Make sure to stock up on blankets if you do this.
Use your imagination to start dreaming (i.e. picture yourself on a beach).
Drink warm milk or herbal tea.
Try counting backward from 1000...you won't get far.
Count sheep... but not the bouncy ones. Imagine a peaceful meadow with rows of sleeping sheep. You are gliding above them (peacefully) and you can count them to relax.
Try to keep a regular sleep schedule. When your body gets regulated, it won't have a hard time getting to sleep.
Make notes if you discover patterns of sleep or going to bed that work. For some people, sleep can be highly ritualistic...cultivate the rituals that produce your best sleep experiences.



Warnings
Without a clear mind, you cannot sleep well.
If your feet are cold, sleeping is much more difficult.
If you have trouble sleeping over an extended period, seek medical help.
Do not take sleep aids -- even 'natural' products -- if you are on other medications, pregnant or nursing. It is always best to consult your doctor.
Do not have any beverages 2 - 3 hours before sleep that contain caffeine or taurine. Some studies have suggested that caffeine as early as noon can disrupt sleep cycles in sensitive people.
When in bed, don't put the TV on. Make sure there are no distractions. A bedroom should only be used for sleep and sex.
Don't expose yourself to bright light as that wakes you up and lowers the quality of sleep that you do get. Even *brief* exposures can "reset" your sleep cycle.
Avoid cat naps during the day. Even 15 minutes can severely disrupt sleep schedule later that night.
Upon awakening, try to get exposure to daylight (or blue wavelength light) to help "set" your awake portion of the day.
It is easier to sleep in a cool room than in a warm room. Use a light cover.
Don't think too much about what time you have to get up in the morning.



Things You'll Need
A bed
Yourself
Lavender oils
A pillow
a blindfold
music (not too loud)
warm socks
blankets

Anonymous said...

A cute love story.....!!!!!

Two butterflies were in love........ .


One day, they decided to play Hide n Seek.......



During the play.....
Boy Butterfly - "A small game within us"
Girl Butterfly - "OK"
Boy Butterfly - "The one who sits in this flower tomorrow early in the morning..... that one loves the other one more....."
Girl Butterfly - "OK"



Next morning, the boy butterfly waits for the flower to open so that he can sit before the girl butterfly does......



Finally, the flower opened.....

What did he see.....???? ?........



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The girl butterfly had died inside the flower.....



She stayed there all night......so that early in the morning..... .as soon as she sees him.......she can fly to him and tell him how much she loved him........


This is true LOVE....


Life is LOVE.......



LIVING MIGHT MEAN TAKING CHANCES, BUT THEY ARE WORTH TAKING......
LOVING MIGHT BE A MISTAKE, BUT ITS WORTH MAKING

Keshi said...

who's this Saby?

Keshi.

samuru999 said...

I was just came from her site Saby!
She is incredible!
Margie

southpaw said...

Hats off to allison!

Anonymous said...

How to Make a Playing Cards Wallet


While duct tape wallets are quite popular, you can still be the only one in the room to have a playing cards wallet. With just a few cards and some packing tape, you can make a unique wallet that'll draw second looks at the register.


Steps

Find three playing cards you especially like. Lay them about 1/4 inch apart side-by-side with the faces towards you. Tape the three cards together with clear packing tape.
Repeat this process to make another set of three playing cards.

Lay the two sets of cards beside each other so that the cards make a 3 x 2 rectangle, with the faces towards you. Once again, connect the two pieces with clear packing tape.
Turn the cards over, and cover any sticky parts with tape (sticky part to sticky part). Turn the cards over again, and fold the cards toward each other, so that the faces are pointing outwards. Tape the two shorts sides together. Three of the four sides should now be joined together. Your wallet is now complete.
Put your money in, fold it up, and put it in your pocket.



Tips
Face the cards so when it's folded, the ace is on one side and the back of the card is on the other.
Laminate the cards before attaching them. The wallet is much sturdier that way.
Take the face card, cut the face out, and use the center for an ID or a photo.
Instead of a deck of cards, use old Pokémon cards.

Anonymous said...

yeh saby kaun hai bhai ???patah nahi hoga koi chodu ka jhaat !!

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