Top 10 Habits – #8

Top 10 Habits – #8

Today’s Habit is #8 – develop and use a sleep ritual.

😴💤 Sleep is an important piece of the puzzle 💤😴

As kids, we fight and scream to not have to go to bed. Now as adults we we fight and scream to go to bed.

For many, too little sleep leads to issues with hormones, impulse control and fitness. To have optimal health, to feel your best and to improve your ability to meet your goals…develop a sleep ritual. And follow it every night!

Here are some suggestions we recommend:

*Reduce the temperature slightly in your bedroom

*Play white noise or run a fan in your bedroom

*No electronics one hour before bed (or at a minimum the red light filter on your phone)

*Do a “brain dump”:
-Get all the items circulating in your head out and on paper…for tomorrow
-Add anything else you are worried about
-Even turn it into a journal entry

*Do something that actively calms you down:
-Read fiction (skip anything too intense)
-Listen to relaxing music
-Pet the dog or cat
-Meditate or do a mind-body scan
-Take a warm bath

Just like recovery from last week, you need to actively seek ways to restful sleep. Experiment with a couple of these items to see if you can slowly begin to add time to your nightly sleep.

If you are one of the lucky ones who sleeps well every night…share your tips and tricks with the rest of us!!!

Reach out if you are ready to begin your journey!
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On Friday for 10 weeks, I will be introducing one of our top 10 habits. We work with clients to develop these habits slowly so that they work into their lifestyle. We all have different occupations, family situations, stressors, obligations, etc.

These habits are GUIDELINES that you adapt to fit your needs as you begin to develop them and incorporate them into your daily life.

I decided to go from #10 and count down to #1. Fitness and nutrition changes are tough enough, and then throw on all of the conflicting information and it’s even worse.

We try to cut through the noise and simplify the changes that can have the most impact.

I didn’t say it was easy to implement, but they are simple concepts to understand. We can help apply them to YOUR situation.

Check out http://www.nkyfitness.com for more fitness and nutrition information!

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