We want nothing more than for you to realize your potential and live a happy and successful life. One of the first steps to this is being fit and healthy. We have teamed up with WhatShed to share with you this incredible infographic that shows many of the benefits that can come from gardening. And let us tell you, it is more than just having some nice food to eat!
Taking care of your mental health is something that far too many of us put off.
But gardening is one way that you can do this. Take some time a few times a week to potter around in the garden. Grow some plants. Grow some food that you can cook with and you will find that you feel a million times better as a result.
This is because it has been scientifically proven that gardening can greatly reduce stress levels and make a person happier. It also keeps your brain ticking ensures your cognitive skills stay sharp. In general, people who spend time in the garden are much happier than those who do not.
As well as being good for your mind and soul, gardening has also been proven to be great for your body. Gardening is not just a lot of fun it is also something that can provide you with a lot of exercise. It has been reported that a person can burn off the same amount of calories while gardening for a few hours as they would in the gym!
Gardening also serves as a way to make you eat more healthy.
You will be far more likely to stick to eating your fruit and vegetables if you are the one who has grown them. Plus you can share the food you grow with your friends or even sell it at the local market.
So have a look at our gardening infographic so you can see some of the major benefits it can have on your life.
Good sleep is a very precious commodity which is treasured and, far too often, quite rare. If you’re rich, famous and successful, this is even more relevant.
When it comes to getting a good solid night’s sleep, some people will go to extreme lengths to ensure it goes ahead without disturbance or hindrance. But for others, sleep is not high on their list of priorities and can function on as little as a few hours per night.
Here is a quick look at 10 of the most unusual sleeping habits of the rich and famous:
The Sleep Habits of Rich and Successful People
The Greek-American author and founder of The Huffington Post once suffered from exhaustion so severe that she collapsed and awoke in a pool of her own blood.
Arianna turns off all of her electronics and gadgets, placing them on charge outside of the bedroom. She then takes a hot bath with lavender oil and Epsom salts, before changing into special sleep clothes and reading until dozing off.
A British statesman, military officer and war-time Prime Minister, Winston Churchill was a biphasic sleeper and would take a two-hour nap each day at 5 pm, after drinking a whiskey and soda.
It was common for Winston Churchill to work throughout the night.
Because of his irregular sleeping pattern, it is rumored that he would hold meetings of the War Cabinet from his bathtub.
Churchill held his sleeping habits in high-esteem, commenting that they allowed him to get one and a half day’s work done in 24 hours.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian painter, sculptor and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci followed a polyphasic sleep process which he aptly named “The Da Vinci Sleep Schedule” which involved sleeping between 20 minutes and 2 hours per session, several times per day.
This unconventional sleep schedule definitely gave him more time during his days. But it could have also made it quite difficult to work on long-term projects which required more concentration.
Retired American professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal suffers from sleep apnea, meaning that his breathing periodically stops for a short period whilst he’s sleeping.
In severe cases, these breathing lapses can last up to ten seconds and occur several times throughout the night…
Lyndon B. Johnson
The former President of the United States was known to split his day into two parts which enabled him to get more work done.
Nikola Tesla – the Serbian-American inventor and physicist – followed an ‘Uberman’ sleep cycle which he claimed never allowed him to sleep for more than two hours per day.
As a child, Tesla would suffer from nightmares and perhaps this influenced his desire to sleep less. It is reported that once Tesla worked for more than 84 hours without any rest whatsoever.
The American rapper puts tinfoil on his windows at night to stop any light seeping in. And is said to play white noise on his speakers and through the television, which helps him sleep better when traveling between different time zones.
Spanish painter, photographer and sculptor Salvador Dali would sit with a key in one hand placed above a metal plate.
As soon as Dali would fall asleep, the key would slip from his hand and clang against the metal plate, immediately waking him up.
Tell me about surreal sleeping habits!
These are just ten of our favorite unusual sleeping habits of the rich and famous. Throughout history, there have been many documented unusual sleeping habits and you can check out our infographic if you want to learn more.
Names such as Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Dickens, Barack Obama and Isaac Newton all feature here – you might be surprised at what you learn! Now, here’s an infographic by Celebjury with more of the amazing sleeping habits of rich, famous and successful people from all fields: