Life is Exhausting Nap Often!

There's no doubt about it – this life can get pretty tiring after a while. With so many responsibilities, we can easily become exhausted if we don't take time for ourselves.

Remember this: Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

So stop your crazy day and think about when you were a kid and thought that you could do anything? There were no limits and no fear to stop you. Your child-self was a lot more tuned into your purpose and passions than your "grown-up adult self" is right now.

Remember this: Just because you grew up doesn't mean you grew old and tired.

What were the things you wanted to do? Think back to your biggest dreams. When you're chasing after your dreams, you never seemed to get tired. A lot of people want to be a child again because life seemed easier and without worry. Part of this reason is we've forgotten how to play. Do you have enough play time in your life?

Remember this: Go on a date with the world. Allow time for spontaneity instead of planning out every moment of your life. Chase your dreams. You won't catch them all at once, but you will never get old and tired.

What does it mean to be thankful?

We have all experienced that warm feeling when we realize how thankful we are for something in our lives. Scientific research shows that our overall wellness is vastly improved by the simple, yet powerful, act of being thankful.

- Thankfulness and gratitude are considered synonymous. To be thankful is to experience a feeling of gratitude, and to be grateful is to experience a feeling of thankfulness.

- Studies show that gratitude boosts our mood, improves our sleep, enhances our relationships, and supports our immune system.

- Thankfulness strengthens relationships and communities. Neuroscience indicates that when a person experiences the feeling of being grateful, the networks in the brain associated with understanding others' perspectives, interpersonal touch, and cultivating empathy are activated.

Do you need to take a multivitamin?

"There are plenty of people who enjoy long, healthy lives without multivitamins," says Ray Metzger, M.D. from TriHealth. "It is both possible and preferable to get everything the body needs from food sources, but there are many reasons why you may want to talk to your doctor about it."

• Low calorie diets make it tough to get all your nutrients
"If you are eating less than 2,000 calories a day — even if it is all healthy food — there just isn't enough quantity of food to meet your body's nutritional needs," says Dr. Metzger.

• Exercise, especially running, increases your nutritional needs
"An active body requires more nutrients to function properly than a sedentary one," says Dr. Steve King from Mt. Lookout Chiropractic. "Unfortunately, a lot of people believe that exercise makes up for poor nutrition when it is actually the opposite."

How do you stay safe when running in the dark?

"With busy schedules, some runners find their only time to run is in the darkness of early morning or evening," said Bobby Slattery, CEO of Fifty West Brewery, one of the best places to train and have a beer! "Here are some of our tips for staying safe."

• Safety in numbers; run with a friend or group
There's strength and safety in numbers. Joining a training group will help you stay fit and safe throughout the winter months.

• Choose a lighted route
It might not be your favorite route to run, but oncoming cars see you better and you'll always be able to see the road and avoid potential hazards.

• Be visible
"When purchasing running tops, jackets and tights, make reflectivity a high priority," said Alex Ranton from JackRabbit. "You can also invest in a good reflective vest, headlamp and/or LED light to attach to your collar or wrist."

• Always have identification on you
Put your driver's license in your pocket.

• Always run against traffic
You want to be able to see headlights of oncoming cars. Avoid busy roads and those with no shoulders or sidewalks.

• Vary your routes and times
Don't make yourself an easy target by always running the same route at the same time.

• Carry a cell phone
You'll be able to contact police immediately if something happens to you or you notice anything out of the ordinary.

• Follow your instincts
If you feel that you're entering an unsafe situation, trust your gut and run to a safe location. Call police if you notice anything suspicious.

Why are coffee breaks a good idea?
"Our minds need an occasional rest once in a while," said Gary Weber, Jr., CEO of Wallingford Coffee & Tea, who served 14,000 cups of coffee at the W & S Thanksgiving Day Race. "Here are some more reasons to take that break."

• It can dramatically improve your ability to concentrate and be more productive.
• It gives employees an opportunity to interact with each other on a more personal level.
• It provides employees with time to share their perspectives, talk through issues and provide support to each other.
• It adds to the well-being of the employee, allowing them to break away from the dull routine of work life.

What are 4 things you can tell your kids to prepare them for the future?

• You'll be in school the rest of your lives.
"Skills are changing faster than traditional education is keeping up," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern. "In an era of fast-paced technological and scientific breakthroughs, the more we must learn new skills to remain relevant as the job market transforms."

• You can be your own boss.
"Working for yourself has never been easier, thanks to technology that enables greater collaboration," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of The Roehr Agency. "As work becomes more digitized, it's tied less to geography. People can do their jobs anywhere with the best in the world."

• Focus on social skills.
"Overall, social skills — such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others — will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills," says Roehr. "Technical skills are important, but they will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills."

• The future is up to you.
"No matter the environment or how great the challenge may seem, your future is in your hands," says Barrett. "Work hard, work smart and, above all, believe in yourself and the value you bring to every situation."

What are five good questions to ask yourself?
1. Where am I now?
2. How did I get here?
3. Where am I going?
4. Where should I be going?
5. Really?
6. How will I get there?

Can you die of a broken heart?
Yes, you can. It's called "takotsubo cardiomyopathy" -–find that in your spell check! "It's an unusual condition in which heart function is compromised by severe physical or emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one," says Marshall Winner, MD, TriHealth cardiologist. "The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, but while it can be fa
tal, most sufferers recover quickly."

What are some travel mistakes that can land you in the hospital?
On vacations and business trips, travelers often take chances they would never consider at home. Here are some of the major ones:

• Using vehicles such as mopeds, Segways, jet skis or scooters without instructions.
• Drinking alcohol: Falls cause numerous injuries, and poor judgment in any situation can lead to an accident.
• Doing too much: If your knee hurts while walking the dog, it will hurt even more on when you attempt to cover Rome in one day.
• Falling during transfers on and off the tour bus, from dock to boat, etc.
• Getting ill. Wash your hands a lot!
• Taking selfies: Watch where you walk and don't ignore safety measures to get better pictures.
• Eating exotic cuisines that can cause stomach problems.
• Trying adventurous activities with no experience—rock-climbing, challenging hikes, zip lines.