Prioritise rest and sleep
Sleep is king! We all need sleep, there’s no doubt about it. When we don’t get enough sleep, it can affect our mood, memory and our judgement. When we talk about getting enough sleep, it’s related to the quality of our sleep too.
We all have varying sleep needs, but most adults need between 7-9 hours a night. This said, it’s normal for us all to go through periods when we don’t sleep as well. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry about it too much, but if it becomes more persistent then it’s do seek further support.
All too often, we spend our time rushing around, moving straight from one thing to the next. Taking some time out to rest can help us take stock and refuel. Even building in a short amount of time to rest each day can make us more productive and effective.
For example, take time to notice your surroundings, your senses and practice being mindful. Make time for things that relax you, which could include meditation, exercise, listening to music or reading a good book.
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