Spring has sprung!
Infinite love and gratitude to YOU today, and each day as we continue to ramp up our practice we are now recognizing the importance of and the benefit of better brain behavior each day! Good sleep is important for our beloved brains! Loving our brain better causes great sleep!
Sleep often alludes us. It becomes a practice of not sleeping rather than sleeping. During sleep we are restoring, rejuvenating and resetting our mind, body and moving toward feeling fantastic each day.
What if we are plagued by insomnia? It certainly seems possible that we are ruled and fooled by our mind into not sleeping, regularly and sleeping well.
All we have to do is go in to any store and we can see dozens of pills to take for better sleep; but at what price? Are we really sleeping or do they cause just a drugged space where we are not able to restore, reset, rest and rejuvenate?
Sleep is key to great health, and just one night without good sleep effects us! Studies show that sleepy drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers! So what is this lack of sleep doing to our every day life and how can we feel fantastic if we are sleep deprived?
So here are a few tips on creating a “Sleep Practice” and how to intend to sleep well. I invite you to listen to the radio show today 4.22.14 as I went into great length about the importance of good and regular sleep.
YOUR SLEEP PRACTICE:
question: Are you willing to be a good sleeper?
mantra: I AM a good sleeper, I am a good sleeper, I am a good sleeper…all through out the day
increase your calcium and magnesium-we are opening up to the realization of the importance of minerals!
take a hot magnesium bath with lavender
sleep Mocktail: combine and blend: raw pumpkin seeds, 1T honey, cinnamon, nutmeg with milk or water, blend and enjoy before bed
unplug and switch off at 6pm: connect to yourself and your loved ones: try for 1 week get everyone involved and allow yourself to be embraced and nurtured by your loved ones and you loving practice! PUT everyone’s technology into a basket until tomorrow and enjoy some real connection. Play games, cook together, walk and more importantly talk and look into each others eyes and hearts!
make sure you are exercising every day 20 mins or as simple practice dictates 90 seconds every hour that you are awake; do a mini yoga practice or Pilates before bed to unleash that excess stress release endorphins and create that necessary energy needed for sleep!
journal: 5+ I am grateful for and what I am releasing as you are surrendering to sleep
sleep in a dark room: create the ritual every night as you lower the lights; let go of the blue light! we need the dark of night so we can heal!
sleep in a cool room 60-64 degrees (helps burn calories too!!)
use earplugs and eye masks; snore stoppers, white noise, or anything else to help you continue to sleep well
Remember it takes energy to sleep; hence the “sleep mocktail” it gives our blood sugar balance and gives us the energy required to perform all the restoration and resetting we need each night!!
Good luck! I welcome you comments!
I would love to share more of this work! Lets schedule a conversation and see how I can best serve your unique, beautiful desires. ILG