Trying to balance your life can be difficult, but the main thing you need to care about to care for others is your health. If you have issues getting and staying asleep or having a restful sleep, the first thing to tackle is your health. Getting healthy ensures a more regenerative rest.
Eat More Plants – There is no doubt that food plays an enormous role in your health. In fact, what you eat is the most important aspect of your health over even exercise although that is important too. Eating as close to nature and eating more plants is always good for you. You can’t really eat too many green beans unless you add things to them.
Drink Enough Fresh Filtered Water – Water is very important for your health too. While you can live several days without food, you cannot live too long without enough water.
Watch Your Calorie Intake – Whether you like it or not, calories do matter. It’s true that you can eat more plants than you can fat, simple carbs, or junk food, but that is because plants have a lot of water, so they make you feel full off fewer calories. Discover the number of calories you should be eating to maintain the weight you’d like to keep and make that your daily goal, but don’t be concerned if you go over slightly one day out of 7. It’s the consistency that matters most.
Stop Smoking – No smoking is good for your health and especially not your ability to sleep. If you stop now within 90 days or so, your health will recover a lot more than you can even imagine. You’ll be able to smell better, you’ll enjoy your food more, and you’ll simply be healthier.
Monitor Your Alcohol Intake – It’s fine to have a couple of drinks a week, but the truth is if you have any issues getting to sleep, it would be best to avoid alcohol on work nights to avoid having problems. Try to make indulging in alcohol a celebration instead of a regular thing, just like eating potato chips.
Consider Supplementation as Needed – Even if you eat well, you still may need supplementation. This is a question to talk to your health care provider about, but most people generally need D3, B12, and a multivitamin. In addition, you can ask your doctor for a blood test to check vitamin and hormone levels.
Be Cautious About “Everything in Moderation” – You have likely heard this idea before. Still, the problem is that if you allow yourself to do things that are not healthy, even in moderation, you may go overboard if you have issues you’ve not dealt with fully. So, for example, if you know staying up past midnight gets you off your schedule, try not to do it.
Plan Your Days to Include Self Care – If you make a schedule for your work, your kids, and the rest of your life but forget how long it takes you to take care of yourself, including eating right, exercising, and having time to do things like getting a massage, take a class, join a club and so forth you need to ensure that you schedule those things in just like you would work.
Get Moving – Everyone needs to include intentional exercise in their lives. According to the National Institute of Health, you need to work out or walk at a moderate pace at a minimum of 150 minutes a week. That’s really not that much. If you focus on being available for this minimum, you’ll be amazed at how much it’ll help you sleep at night.
Start a Meditation Practice – If there is clutter in your home, it can cause anxiety, so it just makes sense that if there is clutter in your mind, it can also cause problems. If you tend to focus on everything as you fall asleep, take up meditation to help you learn to clear your mind.
Get Out into Nature – As a human being, you need to connect with nature as often as possible, even if it’s simply walking in the fresh air once a day. Being in nature and getting morning sunshine can reset your internal clock so you can sleep better.
Laugh More – They were not lying when someone told you that laughter was good for you. Not only does it release happy hormones, but it is also good for your core. Watch funny shows, spend time with animals and young children and find reasons to laugh more.
Keep Learning – Your entire life is about learning. Don’t close your last book after you’re done with school. Keep reading about the world and what you need to know for living and just something you are curious about.
Analyze how healthy you are with your doctor so that you can ensure you’re doing the right thing for yourself. If you have symptoms that you aren’t sure how to treat, talk to your doctor to get advice. You never know if your problem can be treated with medication, supplementation, or other treatment.