Better Sleep, Energy and Mental Agility
I used to believe I had time to rest when I was dead. Then I ended up way to close to dead in my early 40's.
Sleep is super critical to health, it is the only place our bodies repair, recover and re-build the damage of the day.
How do you start your day? Is it bleary eyed, hitting the sonnze button and praying for a day off? Shuffeling to the kettle and strong coffee?
How does your day go after waking like that, compared to when you wake feeling refreshed? Can you see the wood for the trees, or is the morning mist your constant brain fog companion?
How do you go to sleep? Do you sleep like a log, or is it more like a bouncing spring?
Sleep is one of the most important parts of healthful living and critical to Thrival. Sleep is when your mind processes the events of the day in cycles of REM sleep, progresssively detanginling and storing the events apropriately, making sence of them, and letting go of things that weigh you down otherwise.
The dream process sets up and works with the bodys natural rythmys of smooth working. For example, did you know that you need to have completed your second cycle of sleep to have processed the stress events of the day, and released all the stress hormones, before around 3am, when the "liver hour" starts because the liver then clears out all those hromones. If you dont manage that, the hormomes get stuck and you wake with stress hormones raging still in the morning. EEUGH! what a nasty way to start the day.
And did you knwo that to achieve that, you need to be lights out by around 10pm, soundly sleeping before 11pm?
No wonder so many of us wake feeling less than springy and excited for the day ahread.
So how can I support your better sleep? Not only using thmodalities below, but also by teaching you more about your body and what it needs, and coaching you so that your good intentions stick.
As I said just now, I had the belief that I had time to rest when I was in the grave, and having survived years of shift work, being a single mother, an overachiever and a party animal, I now know that these behavious contributed to the very severe health issues I faced in my late 30's and early 40's. My wish for you is to never go through that, by learning now whats important to activity and rest.
Clear the rubbish
With all the talk these days of detox diets, digestive issues and poor circulation, is there anything else you can do to support your digestive and cardiovascular systems?
Chill out your mindbody
Stress is said to the at the root of up to 90% of all illness, so a pamper isn't a luxury, its a critical investment in your health and wellbeing.