Finding your "zone" as a parent

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, outlines her tips for getting into a healthy, productive and stress-free parenting "zone"
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Finding your "zone" as a parent

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There are 12 steps to thriving in the book. And each one of us will pick the one to start with that most resonates. For me, the first step that I started introducing in my life was getting enough sleep. I find often as moms we think sleep doesn’t matter, we can get away without it, and the truth is that it’s essential. And now there is so much scientific evidence about what a wonder drug sleep really is in terms of our cognitive performance, health, our capacity to enjoy life. So getting more sleep than we are getting now, unless we are getting all we need, if we are one of the few wise people, for me is the first essential step in order to get into my zone, in order to get to my center, from which I can deal with whatever challenges every day brings.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, outlines her tips for getting into a healthy, productive and stress-free parenting "zone"

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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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