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You’ve heard this line before. “Every day, I kiss my family goodbye, hoping I return the way I left.” It’s just another shift, another day in the life as a police officer. I walk out the door and head to my car. My mind already starting to think about the shift ahead. I’m in uniform, so naturally, I’m in “police mode” as I drive to the station. I wonder what will happen today. As I near the station, the stress settles in, I wonder what kind of internal nonsense will be thrown my way. Will it be internal affairs saying...

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REM Sleep helps us maintain emotional stability and is when our brain processes memories and experiences. It’s also when most dreams occur. If you don’t wake up during a dream, then you likely won’t remember it, and if you’re not awake for more than 5 minutes during the night then you don’t remember it either.   When it comes to performance, sleep is necessary for us to recover and for our muscles to adapt to all the work they’ve done exercising. An extended period of not sleeping can have even bigger health impacts. Chronic insomnia, in fact, has been linked...

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You’ve got more to do than could possibly get done with your current work style. You’ve prioritized. You’ve planned. You’ve delegated. You’ve tried to focus. The next frontier is increasing your efficiency so that you can spend less time and still do a good job. Exactly which strategies will work best for you will vary person-by-person and situation-by-situation. But as a time management coach working with people who need to get more done in less time, I’ve found that employing even one of these five strategies can save you hours each week. Clarify Actual Expectations When you take on a significant task, talk with...

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