Must-Read: Ask Men’s 12 Days to a Better Man
We love the folks at AskMen.com. They know what it’s like to be a man, what’s important for us men to know, and leave no stone unturned when it comes to putting together important guides to help us all be a little better. This Christmas-New Year’s season they’ve put together the “12 Days To Better Man,” a series of the year’s most important articles about various topics such as Fitness, Image, Health, Grooming and Dating.
Essentially, if you just spend these 12 days getting through these articles and paying close attention to what they suggest, your 2011 will be infinitely better than your 2010. (Which, we can all agree, sucked major monkey balls.) Today, to give you an example, and since I know the importance of a good night’s sleep, I’m highlighting the vastly important Top 10 Things That Will Stop You From Sleeping
Whether it’s a looming deadline, a blind date or having to tell your wife that you spent the vacation fund on a big-screen TV, stress and anxiety are sleep killers. The inability to prevent our minds from racing at night is a common symptom of stress-induced sleep disturbance. With bedtime typically being the only time for peaceful reflection, it’s quite common to relive all the stressful events that occurred throughout the day. But stress-induced sleep disturbance isn’t just a mental thing; stress induces physical changes, such as the release of the hormone cortisol — another factor intimately related to sleep. If you’re having trouble with stress and sleep, the best solution is to address the stress itself, rather than look for quick fixes. Make sure you wind down hours before bedtime, whether through mediation, a good book or mutual massage — anything to keep your mind at ease — and be sure to make these healthy habits routine.
There’s 9 more of these … and that’s just one of five articles a day for these 12 Days of Better Man. Seriously. You guys need to study up and 2011 will be magical.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.