I had a client in with me the other day and in our discussion she mentioned that she had been working with me on a one to one basis for 3 months but didn’t know what it was I did.. I have to then assume that many people don’t and to be honest I wasn’t really so sure either, there are many strings to my bow.
So, over the coming weeks I am going to break down the different areas I cover, the areas of knowledge I have, some awesome tips on living healthier and happier, calmer and more fun life. And the different ways you can work with me. Remember you can unsubscribe at any time if it’s not something you want to hear (and I won’t be offended at all, I have unsubscribed from LOADS of emails recently).
I know I have spoken about this before BUT, I definitely think it is up there with the most important parts of your day…
Sleep is how we heal, repair, reset, recharge. Most of us need 7-8hours GOOD QUALITY sleep. If you are waking up not feeling fresh and ready to take on your day, try these top tips:
Have a bedtime routine – I make a list of anything I know I need to get done the following day to quiet my mind then I have a bath, light candles instead of overhead lights, have a bedtime tea.
Blackout curtains to eliminate as much light as you can.
Remove ALL tech from your bedroom.
Put blue light filters on all your tech – I now have these filters on all day and my eyes are thanking me by not being so stressed with the glare.
Have a cool bedroom (17deg is the optimal temp for a bedroom)
Have a regular going to bed AND getting up time. Even on my days off I am in bed for 10/1030pm and up at 645am.
Your body loves and responds well to routines and rituals, put in place the ones that work for you.
If you find it hard to drop off to sleep at night you need to assess your routine, what is going on that your brain is stimulated and not wanting to sleep…
If I am not at home and nearly in bed for 10pm I can be falling asleep in peoples company (way different from my party girl days when I thought sleep was for the dead).
Lack of sleep has been linked to depression, anxiety, obesity, most cancers, and most autoimmune diseases which these days it seems to be hard to find someone that isn’t affected by something.
The ‘super busy’ lives we have created are having a huge impact on our health and we need to move away from feeling that we are being lazy if we don’t take time out for rest and recovery. Start with your sleep and your body and mind will thank you for it.
People who work shifts, have sleep disruption from medication /kids / other reasons, meditation is critical for you to get in to your routine – more about that next week.
Big sleepy love