Day 6: 30 Days to a Healthier Summer

Day 6 of our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer is about sleep.

I’ll be talking more about sleep and its affect on our health and energy this month because it’s so important and it’s something we can do RIGHT NOW to positively affect our wellness.

If you’re new to the 30 Days, start here with Day 1  and then go to the next day’s link. Glad you joined us!

I’m writing this as I am recovering from my 11 year old’s sleepover party. Going to bed at 2:30 a.m. and waking up at 6:30 to a day of activities, kids, swim practice, laundry, etc. is NOT a good combination.

I felt the consequences as I dragged on through the day and fell asleep around 4:00 and STILL felt tired when I awoke at 5:10 and had to jump in the shower and rush to a meeting.

It reminded me how our sleep or lack of impacts our body, attitude, and then those around us. You can’t be your best when you’re tired and cranky.

DAY 6: Try ONE thing to help you get a better night’s sleep

What are some things sabotaging your sleep?

  1. Are you watching a screen late at night? This can make it difficult for your mind to wind down. Train yourself to catch up on news and check emails several hours before you lie down.
  2. Are you keeping your devices in your room? Move them to a different room. If you’re concerned about missing an emergency call, put it out of the room but close enough where you can still hear the ring.
  3. Are to do’s lurking around in your brain? Write them down before bed to get them out of your head.
  4. Does your room have lights? Remove objects with lights or cover them. This made a big difference for me when I covered the power light on my tv and alarm clock.

Read my post for more tips to a night of sweet sleep.

How’s your sleeping right now? Can you use more or do you have anything that helps you?

See you for Day 7 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer.

30 Days to a Healthier Summer Series:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

 

 

 

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