Sleep, Sweet Sleep
The new Mums are laughing at this one, sleep what’s that? It’s easy to cut down on sleep and try to fit everything in, but try to protect your full eight hours each night. Sleep is essential to physical and psychological well being. Try to make sure that during the stressful lead up to Christmas you get enough good quality, uninterrupted sleep.
No this is not a sales pitch, try to get a massage, any massage! Even a quick ten minute scalp massage from your partner will help. Massage has been shown to be one of the best ways to reduce the stress hormone. If your body is running on empty, schedule in some time to relax, switch off your brain, and relax your body. As your body relaxes so will your brain.
Stop And Smell The Roses
Once a day, consciously stop to savour something beautiful. It could be as easy as stopping to really take in the scent of a flower, or a glass of chardonnay, or the sound of silence in your home when everyone has left for the day.