Your evening wind down
Stress and anxiety are ever present today more that they have ever been, 43% of workday leave in the UK is stress related. In your fast-paced life, where you are constantly on the go, your evening wind down generally looks like one eye on the television and the other on your smart phone. That’s if you’re not busy preparing for the following day or getting the kids to bed!
Which means you’re never really giving yourself time and space to fully switch off.
We’ve all been here.
As the evening is coming to an end, and you’ve squeezed in just “one more episode” before you brush your teeth and head off to bed. But as soon as you settle, your mind begins to waken up!
Over and over your mind goes, replaying the events of the day, you start to think about the chores you didn’t do and the things you need to do tomorrow. You cannot sleep.
The more you can’t sleep, the more stressed you become.
The reason you cannot sleep is because your body and mind are still in what we call the stress response. Your nervous system is active when it should be relaxed.
It’s highly likely you will wake in the morning with a fuzzy head and feeling over tired. Going into the day not feeling the best version of yourself.
To feel your best during the day you need to sleep well at night.
And that means you need to properly wind down in the evening.