We know that many of you work long hours and with the advantages of laptops and access to wifi internet, many of you are now taking this work back to your rooms / tents. You are bringing work into your sleeping space. We need to look at this...
It is critical to have a good bedtime ritual to ensure a boundary between work and your rest time.
Top Tips -
1. Start Earlier - Ensure you stop work and TV shows early. Give yourself time to unwind and start your nighttime ritual.
2. Take a hot shower or bath - Nothing soothes your nervous system like warm water. It washes the day and stress away. Apparently, the water raises our body temperature by one to two degrees, and so the immediate cool down period we experience clicks us into relaxation mode. Aaahhh.
3. Use Essential Oils - essential oils like Lavender are fantastic at supporting your relaxing. After your shower put a few dabs on your chest and behind your ears.
4. Be careful with stimulants - like coffee. If you are having trouble sleeping quit coffee in the afternoon and have herbal tea instead.
5. Create a gratitude journal - list the 5 things you are grateful for from the day.
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