Has anyone ever encountered this scenario (or some variant of it) before?

You’re on the way home from work and you are tired. After being caught in traffic for the zillionth time, you become angry and anxious, walking into your home only to find that you still have to get dinner ready and do the house chores. Hey, this happens every day so it’s not a big deal…

You quickly throw in some overpriced TV dinners into the microwave and get to work on the house chores, knowing that soon you’d have to help the kids with their homework, not to mention getting them ready for bed…
After throwing the laundry into the machine, you get started on those other tasks while the kids eat their dinner in front of the TV, happy for some semblance of quiet.

You finally lay down after everything is done and look at the time. You’ll be able to spend at least 30 minutes on yourself, and then it’s time for bed, ready to repeat the routine all over again. You’re frustrated, you’re lost, and you feel angry all the time. Welcome to what many of us do day by day and yet still try to find no way of looking after ourselves. No one asks “what to do”? Here’s 3 simple tips to get you started in achieving a great night’s rest, one of the most vitally important things to your health if any of this sounds familiar!

Tip #1:
Obtain a notebook and make sure that you write down a little journal or entry into it just before you lay down to go to sleep. Make sure that it includes a summary of how you feel, what your thoughts are, and basically anything that you feel the need to express, including To-Do lists. This will let debrief from the day’s events and ensure a good night’s worth of uninterrupted sleep.

Tip #2:
Either buy a new alarm clock or set your current ones to allow classical music that eventually increases in volume as it goes along. Set it 15 to 20 minutes before you want to wake up and feel the glory of Mozart, or whoever you like, fill your mind and body, waking you up with style.

Tip #3:
Swap out all of those sugar loaded, unhealthy snacks out the window and opt for some fresh baby carrots or celery sticks instead. The point is to make your snacks a healthy option, which will in turn keep you sharp and focused during the day, and able to slumber peacefully during the night.


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