Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci took 20-minute naps about every four hours to recharge himself? This helped with his intellectual energy. Charles Dickens would always sleep while facing north because he believed this would improve his creativity.
Most of us probably don’t have crazy sleeping habits like Mariah Carey. She surrounds herself with 15 humidifiers before she takes her naps. Even though it may sound crazy; everything we do about our sleeping habits tells a story about who we are and what we like.
You may not even be making the choice to sleep a certain way because you may be choosing it subconsciously. Who would have know that the secret to finding out about someone could be in the way they slumber?
So how do you sleep at night? Is it on your belly, side, or maybe your back? Let’s see what this has to say about you and your sleep positions…
Which one is your favorite position? Pick one and read on…
Log position, in which the sleeper slumbers on their side, legs extended straight and arms by their sides, is the second most popular position. Though the position looks stiff, a person who sleeps like this is anything but rigid. Log sleepers are very social and easygoing people. Although they like conversing with all kinds of people, they definitely prefer running with an A-list crowd. They are also very trusting, which can sometimes make them seem a little gullible.
The yearner position looks a lot like the log. The sleeper snoozes on their sides, but their arms are stretched out in front of them, kind of like a mummy. Studies say that people who choose this position are usually very inviting and open. Yet, they can be suspicious and are often very cynical. Yearners are also as slow as turtles when it comes to making decisions, but once their minds are set, they’re as stubborn as a mule about changing it.
A person that sleeps in soldier position is one that sleeps on their back with their arms straight down at their side. Soldier sleepers also live up to their name, tending to be strong, silent types who don’t like a big fuss. They are very structured and take themselves, and those around them, very seriously. This also means that they have high expectations for themselves and others around them. They have a tendency to snore .
A freefaller sleeper doses on their stomachs, head to the side, with their arms wrapped around a pillow. As the name suggests, freefaller sleepers have open, gregarious, and playful personalities. Yet they can be so to-the-point that it comes off as brash. They may seem free spirited most of the time, but freefallersleepers are also secretly anxious and crave control. Although they tend to be risk takers, they’re surprisingly sensitive to criticism as well.
The starfish position is the least popular slumbering style. Starfish sleepers lie on their backs with their legs stretched out, and their arms stretched up by their head, looking a bit like a cactus. They love hearing the problems of others and will go out their way to help when they can. People who snooze in this unconventional style are very loyal pals and make friendship a huge priority in their lives.
The fetal position, in which a person sleeps on their side with their legs curled up, is one of the most popular. In fact, according to a survey performed by sleep specialist Chris Idzikowski, PhD and author of the book Learn to Sleep Well, 41 percent of people sleep this way. If you fancy the fetal position while you catch your Z’s, you may seem to have a tough exterior, but are very shy and sensitive on the inside. They can also overthink a problem and worry unnecessarily.
We did this one and we are totally shocked at how accurate it was.
The way it works: You’re presented with six very different paths in the forest. The one you’re drawn to not only reveals details about your subconscious, but also the path you’re on in life.
To take the test, start by finding a relaxing spot in your home. When you’re settled in, click “play” on the video below. Take some calm breaths, close your eyes, and enjoy the sounds of the video. When you’re ready, open your eyes and examine the photo below.
Which path are you going to choose?
Pick your path and read on:
You have a soft, wistful spirit and a gentle nature. You take pleasure in beauty and you’re at your happiest when surrounded by your favorite objects. Traditions and the past are important to you.
By choosing the flowery path, it reveals that you like to take things slow and appreciate the little things in life — but there’s an adventurous streak in you. Something new is coming your way, and though you relish safety and security, you’ll be happy for the change. Like flowers in spring, you’ll soon bloom.
Though you tend to stay quiet, try making your voice heard more often. The time is right to say the things you’ve been feeling.
You relish new adventures, new sensations, and new experiences. You’re spunky and bold, and you don’t like to play games. You’re a strong personality that doesn’t mince words. Loyal and trustworthy, you would never mislead a friend.
The stoned path reveals that you enjoy a challenge, and you don’t mind an uphill battle. You’ve always felt that something beautiful is waiting for you at the top — and you’re right. Keep climbing, and you won’t be disappointed. You’re so close.
Your courage is a source of strength to those around you, but let them see your softer side, too. You both need it
You like to take your time, think things through and soak it all in. You ask questions and seek the answers. You lose your way sometimes, but you don’t mind. While some people fear silence and the unknown, you thrive in it.
Choosing the wild path indicates that you are an introverted, wandering soul. Life is a grand adventure to you. But the path disappears in the end, and we can’t see where it’s headed. It’s time to start paving a clear path and put all your keen observations to work.
Your quiet energy is a calming force, and your curiosity is refreshing, but invite others in sometimes. You’ll enjoy it more than you think.
You’re a whimsical soul with a strong sense of humor. You’re drawn to all things flashy and unique, and your life is filled with color. Passionate and exuberant with a flair for the dramatic, you have a vibrant spirit that charms those around you.
By picking the canopied path, it reveals that you’re looking upward, rather than the direction in which you’re headed. Something might be coming your way, so be sure to look ahead sometimes, too. You’re afraid to face it, but don’t be. It’s never as bad as you think.
People draw energy from your humor and sparkle, but show them you can be serious, too.
You’re a laid-back, salt of the earth kind of person. You’re humble and sincere, and it’s hard to rile you up. You’re quick to forgive and forget, and even quicker to smile. While others are sweating the small stuff, you’re humming a little tune.
Choosing the autumn path reveals you’re in a transitionary time. Neither summer nor winter, you’re facing some changes — but you’ll soon learn they’re for the best. There are curves and turns in your path, but you’re a balanced person who can handle them.
Your calm energy and warmth can be of help to those around you. Teach them how to let things go.
You’re quiet and thoughtful, and your feelings run very deep. You prefer solitude though you’re not opposed to a good company. You’re sensitive and compassionate, and you radiate with sincerity.
By choosing the dark path, it shows that you crave shelter and protection, and you’re accustomed to journeying alone. Though you’re not used to walking in the light, it’s waiting for you at the end. Don’t be afraid of it. Your eyes will adjust to the change and you’ll find beauty in it.
Your private world is beautiful, so invite people in now and again. It’s time to shine. http://www.littlechurchmouse.com/
Want to make a new flower bed but hate the idea of having to dig up all that grass and dirt? Then you are going to love this sneaky trick using newspapers and water!
We found this gem in Canadian Gardening thanks to author Stephen Westcott-Gratton. Stephen suggests starting your garden in early spring so that your new flower bed will be ready to plant in just 60 days. Check out his step by step instructions below!
Step 1: Begin by determining the perimeter and shape of your new bed, then mow the grass within the area to a uniform height of roughly 2 inches. Next, spread newspapers over the mown grass (be sure to use newsprint-glossy paper doesn’t break down nearly as quickly). It’s essential to wet the newspapers thoroughly to speed up decomposition, so hose down each layer as it’s applied until it becomes a soggy mat, 1 inch thick.
Step 2: To further speed up decomposition, cover the soggy paper with materials high in nitrogen, such as blood meal and composted manure. Dust the wet newspapaer with blood meal, just enough to make it adhere, then add a layer of composted manure about 1 ½ inches deep. The manure helps retain moisture, weighs down the newspapers and supplies the beneficial micro-organisms vital for healthy, productive soil.
Step 3: To “seal” the concoction, finish off the area with five to seven centimetres of chunky hardwood mulch. This will hold the bottom layers in place and discourage weed seeds from germinating while the newspapers decompose. Once sealed, thoroughly re-water the entire area.
Step 4: For the next 45 to 60 days, keep the area moist by spraying the mulch with water; if it’s allowed to dry out completely, decomposition comes to a crashing halt. After about a month and a half, test the soil: Use a trowel to dig several small holes in different places in the bed. If the newspaper has disappeared and the grass below has been suffocated, then it’s time to plant.
Step 5: When planting the bed, try not to disturb the soil; it’s best to scoop out a plug of earth just large enough to slip in a plant, then gently replace the mulch around it. Within two to three years, the reclaimed newspaper bed will look as if it’s been there for decades—and without having removed a single blade of grass.
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN; AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME; ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME; ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE; TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT; TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL; THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM FOREVER IN THE NEXT. AMEN.