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Focus Mastery: Dehydration, Sleep Deprivation and Focus? LOL

Posted on: May 3, 2014

This is the second installment on Focus Mastery. Focus is power. Focus is also the hottest commodity in today’s world. Accomplishing anything in your life requires your focus which involves your mind, body and spirit.

In the heat wave here in Southern California and other parts of the country, it is important to keep your body hydrated. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.[1]

Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also by where someone lives. Generally, an adult male needs about 3 liters (approx. 12 cups) per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters (about 8 cups) per day. Some of this water is gotten in food.

How can a body and brain that are comprised largely of water function properly without constant replenishment of that same liquid?

Given my current lifestyle and schedule this past week, I was way below what was needed normally let alone extra for the hot weather. To top that, I had accumulated a few weeks of sleep deprivation. If you read my previous post about bagels, I did a BIG NO-NO. I ate unhealthy carbs to give me an energy boost. Have you or your children ever done that? What was the result?

If you’re anything like me with food allergies and sensitivities, the results were not positive. Not only was my focus on the negative aspects of my life, but motivation and energy to improve the situation seemed to have dried up (pun intended).

My mind and body wanted sleep; my inner child and emotions needed a hug; and my spirit was wondering when the heck I’d finally get it and follow my guidance for the results I choose.

So after a turbulent couple of days doing the best I thought I could, I got it. NO more bad foods that turn me into a big confused mess inside. Stress overload can unintentionally cause harm to ourselves and those we love. I also took the next day to do a little more energy healing work and get some rest to let it all integrate.

The unconscious mind never stops, but the conscious mind and the body need healthy food, rest and water on a regular basis.

This is even more important for children whose minds and bodies are still forming. Give the mind and body what they need to be healthy and they will be good to you.

Bottom line: Eat what is healthy for YOUR body; drink plenty of healthy clear water; and get as much sleep as your body needs. Every body is different.

Enjoy infinite blessings,

Cheryl Healey

TheGiftOfYou.com

[1] http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html

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