Do you constantly wake up feeling exhausted? Even if you manage to get eight or nine hours sleep ? Perhaps you head to bed at exhausted from the day. But come sleep time you get a second wave of energy that gets your heartbeat racing, palms sweating and mind swirling with ideas. Unable to sleep you look at your phone or iPad on and scroll through emails thinking to yourself ‘why can’t I just switch off?’ Sound familiar?
We’re a generation of go-getters, always pushing and striving for perfection and connection. Yet I’ve never seen so many exhausted and stressed out clients as I currently do. Being addicted to stress and wearing busyness like a badge of honour is bad for your health. It stresses out your nervous system and runs your adrenals into the ground. It ramps up your heart rate and blood pressure. It also effects your moods, sleep and appetite. It can even have a negative effect on your digestion.
So here are some simple ways to beat stress become a little more un-busy. These tips will also improve your energy at the same time!
You’ll never feel ready to slow down and give yourself a break. Until you crash. And crashing? Not so much fun. So refill your cup before you crash and know that this is a conscious choice. There will always be ‘stuff’ to do. But the truth is we all have the option of creating more un-busy time in our lives by just declaring it. Trust me your mind, body and spirit will thank you for it.