When life gets crazy busy, sometimes stress and work deadlines and the chaos of family life can take it’s toll on sleep. I’m not at my best unless I get a good nights sleep and when I’m tired, my mood and mojo suffer and then everybody knows about it….
I take back control of the situation and use 5 simple steps to ensure I get a good nights sleep and get my happy mojo back.
Switch of technology
I switch off technology, I turn off the laptop, turn off the mobile and don’t allow myself to *just check something on social media for a minute….*
Take a bath
I run myself a deep, warm bath, pour in the bubbles or bath oils, something with a relaxing and soothing scent. I usually follow this up with gorgeous body lotion, just for a little added pampering.
Milky drinks always feel soothing and relaxing, sometimes I opt for hot chocolate and sometimes turmeric milk, I just whisk together a cupful of milk, 1/2 tsp turmeric, a pinch of cinnamon and a swirl of honey in a saucepan and warm through, pour into a mug and take up to bed with me. Turmeric is a quite literally a superfood, it’s packed with goodness, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties find out more about the benefits of turmeric here.
Get the warming turmeric milk recipe here.
Well aired bedroom
I cannot sleep in a hot stuffy bedroom, I like my room to be well aired, fresh and cool. Sleeping with the window open always means I get a better nights sleep. There’s actually a number of benefits of sleeping in a cool room from reducing insomnia to helping with weight loss – find out more cool bedroom benefits here.
Read a book
Reading a feel good happy book always helps me to sleep better – I like to drift off with a book that I can really snuggle up with, one that whisks me into the story and makes me feel good.
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