Tip #5: Get enough sleep

Being tired can affect your health and your relationships. Sleeping may seem like a waste of time – you could instead be answering e-mail, doing the dishes, repairing the deck, or decking the halls. But research shows that you’re more likely to succeed at your tasks and enjoy greater well being if you get some serious sleep. Of course, it’s not easy to sleep when you’re feeling overwhelmed. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they lose sleep because of stress. That’s especially unfortunate because sleep combats some of the effects of stress!