30-minute Challenge #51 - 5 Step Snooze Plan
Did you know...Friday the 19th of March is World Sleep Day?
Before you curl up and celebrate with a snooze, build yourself a 5 step snooze plan to help you get the best kip possible!
Here's how to do it.
Before you start, you'll need: notepad or paper, pencil or pen, (optional) decorations.
Brainstorm: Start by writing down some things you can do before bedtime that help you feel calm and relaxed, that you need to fall asleep or that help you fall asleep. Don't worry if the ideas sound silly, writing down lots will help you find the best ideas later.
Some ideas: Here are some ideas. You can use any of these for your snooze plan if you like, but, only you know what helps you sleep the best, don't be afraid to write things that work best for you.
You could: Read, quietly sing or play an instrument, meditate, take some deep breaths, do a yoga pose or some stretches, wear your favourite pyjamas / socks, take your favourite blanket / pillow, take screens out of your room, listen to an audiobook, make sure your room is dark, make sure your room is cool / warm enough, take a bath or shower, do some colouring.
Make your list: Cut your list down to 5 just things. It's best to choose actions that are easy, and that you can do tonight without lots of extra planning.
Try your snooze plan out: Can you try your 5 step plan tonight? Give it a go. Did it help you have a better sleep? You can tweak your plan and try it again.
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30-minute Challenge #50 - Pancake Taste Test
Invent a pancake topping combination and decorate yourself some impressive pancakes. It can be sweet or savoury. Use any ingredients you like, how about fruit, sweets, jam or syrup if your pancakes are sweet? Or hummus, cheese, cold meats or vegetables if your pancakes are savoury?
Give your combination a memorable name.
Can you try it with home-made or shop-bought pancakes? Ask someone at home to help you do a scientific taste-test.
Can you think of anything different you might try next time to improve your topping combo?
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