There had come a time in my life when I couldn’t sleep properly. I would wake up tired due to a disturbed sleep. I would wake up in between at night and then toss and turn till early hours of morning, then fall asleep to wake groggy and sleep deprived when my alarm would go off.
I started sleeping in the noon time to fill up on my sleep. This made me lie wide awake at night at my normal sleeping time and I would fall asleep later and later; ultimately ending up with lesser sleep.
My other problem was that I didn’t get a sound, undisturbed sleep.
This was all related to stress, depression and over thinking that was inhabiting my head all the time.
And because of all this, my productivity was at a low-end. I couldn’t concentrate on things to do, I had the feeling that I was forgetting more and more, and there was a general lack of interest in my daily chores.
Slowly with some meditation, walking routine and healthy eating, I was able to cut down on some of my stress – both mental and physical. Next to go was some junk food and aerated drinks from my plate while some healthier options were added onto it.
Breathing exercises some reading, eating dinner by 7.30 – all helped me sleep better. I no longer woke up tired or wanting more sleep.
I have now started to write something in a gratitude journal every night, meditate a bit and yes I have started switching off the devices one at a time.
Whats your sleep like? Do you think you give your mind and body enough rest?
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