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Challenge Recap



Challenge Recap: Good job this week! Were you able to maintain a healthy schedule in order to get an appropriate amount of sleep? Did you feel a difference the next morning and for the rest of the day?






Like clouds on the sky

Floating as they fly.

The gentle sunshine from east to west

We wait, as the sun decides to set.

The night awaits you,

The deep, dark blue.

Oh, my darling, my sweet.

Bundled in thick warm fleece.

May no bad dreams awake you.

And may He protect you.

Goodnight, my dear.

Until the morning cheer.

– Anonymous

How to get more sleep by staying focused

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  • Don’t procrastinate– It is in our nature to procrastinate, but it is the end goal that should matter. Once you realize that the faster you finish everything you need to, the more time you get to relax.
  • Take short breaks– Trying to focus for a long period of time does not go well. Instead, take short 5-10 minute breaks every hour or so to get your energy back up!
  • Drink water– Drinking less water leads to headaches, which makes it harder for us to focus on our work. Eventually, it makes it hard to get some sleep too. Keeping a bottle of water near you while you are working encourages you to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Get rid of any distractions– Log yourself out of Facebook, turn your phone off, and get settled in a quiet environment so that you can focus and get your work done sooner.   



Story: Getting enough sleep isn’t impossible. Enjoy your rest!

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Story: Getting enough sleep isn’t impossible. Enjoy your rest!

It’s not impossible! I promise you, getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night is not impossible.

I realize that everyone has busy schedules, so it is hard to finish everything you have to do in order to get an appropriate amount of sleep. Procrastination gets us all. It is hard to go through an entire day of school where all we do is focus on our work, only to come home to do exactly the same thing. Taking a break and watching a movie may seem tempting, but it is important that we find the self control to finish everything we need to do.

I have always been a person who values my sleep, right from a young age. I place limits on myself so others do not have to tell me to go to bed or start working on my homework. By doing so, I have been able to get the right amount of sleep for me.

My friends are not one to value sleep as much as they should, and it worries me to see them exhausted and unenthusiastic the following day. There are always people who worry about you, wanting to make sure you get the proper rest you need. We do too! Please go and enjoy your rest!

Challenge: Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.



Challenge: Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.  

Taking time to rest has its benefits. Not only does it improve your mood by making you more energetic, it helps you do better in school and sports.  🙂 Head to bed!