Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Avoid caffeine and heavy foods for several hours before bedtime. Turn off all electronics 1 - 2 hours before bedtime, since the light from the computer screen can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Try to keep your bedroom dark and quiet. Keep a list at your bedside to write down things on your mind as you fall asleep so that you can let go any concerns about the next day. Practice slow breathing and meditation to quiet your mind. Try to progressively relax your body starting at your feet, ankles, knees and legs. Gradually work your way up your body and end with your head.
Some people enjoy a short power nap in the middle of the day for 10 or 20 minutes. This is a great way to decrease the impact of stress on your body. Try one now!
Are you getting enough sleep each night? If not, what will you do to change your sleep habits this week?