Welcome to our Wellbeing during COVID-19 resources blog. Each of our blogs links directly to one of our 6 rules for keeping calm during the COVID crisis.
Can’t sleep, won’t sleep! So don’t.
When sleep is evading you it’s easy to get frustrated. The more you persist in pursuing it, the more aware you are of it’s refusal.
Distraction is often a great solution and one that is kinder to your mind. Grabbing a quick round of drum practice is probably not an advocated distraction device, but here are some great solutions you can turn too that might trick your mind into soothing to sleep:
2. Writing - we regularly extol the virtues of journaling. Quite often jotting down the joys from your day can feel like a cadence to your waking self into sleep. If that’s not your cup of decaff, why not write an old fashioned letter to someone. And quite, honestly, who still doesn’t thrill in receiving a hand written note?
There are some really interesting articles out there on why our sleep is so greatly affected by the lockdown. With some of us sleeping more than ever, others are struggling to sleep at all and almost all of us are reporting some downright bizarre occurrences in our dreams.
Our background anxiety is heightened thanks to the COVID crisis and this offers some insight into the state of our dream scenarios.
There are many factors around the lockdown that are impacting on sleep and a lot centres on routine and structure.
We normally take 3 months to adjust to new routines of magnitude so it’s not surprising that our routines are still in a state of limbo,
Understanding your own natural rhythm can be helpful. Are you a night owl or an early bird? Honour your body’s natural inclinations where you can.
There is so much to explore on sleep and my recent article on the importance of sleep is a great place to start.
Simple reminders when it...
Whilst we’ve been inundated with articles on the merits of physical exercise and its benefit to our overall sense of wellbeing, it’s not the panacea of calm.
Even the nation’s PE teacher Joe Wicks has talked this week about his mental health struggles during lockdown.
We’re seeing an increased number of people reporting disturbed sleep, in fact #cantsleep has been regularly trending on Twitter.
In our online resources section, Rachel wrote that sleep is the single most important tool to improving your almost every aspect of your life.
Without good sleep no matter how well nourish our body in other ways, we will increasingly deteriorate in energy, mood and skill.
You’re probably familiar with the best sleep tips, but here’s a great reminder should you need one.
Personally lavender oil has always tricked my mind into restful sleep, quite possibly psychosomatic conditioning but successful nonetheless.