I hope you have had a relaxing week-end and had some quality time with friends and family. Maybe some of you give a sigh of relief that the week-end is over, feeling as if you need a holiday to recover from it! Whatever the case might be I want to encourage you to spoil yourself a bit tonight. Disconnect from social media, have an early supper, take a long relaxing bath and go to bed an hour earlier than usual.
Having a good night's rest is one of the best tonics there is. It is important for our physical and mental well-being. Inadequate sleep can leave us feeling easily irritated and bad-tempered. It can hamper our performance at work, hamper our ability to retain information and even endanger ourselves and others. A good night's rest have several less obvious advantages. It can help restore our tissues, improve our memory and boost our immune system. Getting a good doze of zzz's can also help to regulate our blood sugar levels and aid in appetite and weight control. There are few things so naturally rejuvenating as a good night's rest. You wake up energized and ready to face the day.
Many people, however, have difficulties in switching off and falling asleep. If this is your problem then it is a good idea to start winding down an hour before going to bed. Have a relaxing bath and disconnect from all media, yes, that means SWITCHING OFF your phone. Try listening to relaxing music and have a mug of warm milk with a dash of cinnamon and honey. A cup of chamomile tea is said to improve sleep.
Great! There you have it, your wellness tip No 2 for June. I hope you found this so boring that your are already nodding off. Sweet dreams....zzzz
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