This week, the Laura Felicity Design blog welcomes Guest Blogger Sarah Jones. She is here to give us some great top tips on how you can properly relax,without getting tired. Which is perfect timing for when the Summer holidays arrive (very soon!).
Sarah is the Editor of Sleepy Deep. Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is therefore now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine.
How You Can Properly Relax Without Getting Tired
If you have a hard time relaxing, you are not alone. If you are always on the go, always fretting or worried, or just always feel the need to fill every moment of the day, you likely don’t know how. If you try to relax and fall asleep, you simply don’t know how to relax. Let’s be clear, sleeping is not relaxing.
What Does It Mean?
Relaxing after a long day or busy week is just as important as a healthy diet or exercise. But if you slip off to sleep while watching television or sitting out in the back garden or even having a nice calming conversation, you’re not relaxing. You are too tired and need to get a full night’s sleep. Relaxing is that all important step between work and sleep.
What Do I Do?
Sleep. That’s the short answer. You need to sleep when you are supposed to sleep. Not at your desk at work, not in front of the television with potato chips crumbs on your blouse, but at a designated time. In your bed. For the correct amount of time.
Order in the House! A routine or schedule will help you regulate your life. Give yourself a bedtime and try very hard to stick to it. Once you are used to going to bed at the same time, everything else will march along in order. You will find yourself getting things done when they need to be and within that schedule will be everything else.
Now that you have your sleeping in order, you will see how much easier it is to have a proper relax. At the end of your day, maybe a nice warm bath, a leisurely stroll with your partner or walking the dog. Some light yoga or reading are all ways to bring you to relaxation and help you sleep better. Avoiding activities that may cause excitement, like a party, vigorous exercise or binging the last season of your favourite television program.
Here’s some great tips for getting your proper sleep;
- Keeping lights low and noise to a minimum
- Have your room temperature at a comfortable level
- If you wake up or need to use the bathroom, go right back to bed.
- Try to avoid looking at your phone or other devices, and don’t turn on any more lights than needed.
- Don’t eat, because this will keep you awake longer and may upset your stomach.
These are are basic sleeping tips, which all add to a great night’s sleep.
It’s amazing how our sleep drives the rest of our lives. Aiming for the perfect sleep may take some effort on your part, but it’s well worth it for your health and well being. Having proper sleep, rest and relaxation are the groundwork we all need to keep our busy lives in balance. Therefore enables us to become energised, focused, able to think, be productive at work and play.
Find what works best for you and Sweet Dreams!
If you would like to discuss anything further on all matters sleep related, please do get in contact through the Sleepy Deep website.