|Dear Mindful Readers,|
|Daylight saving time begins in two weeks. Which means that all of us who haven’t been getting enough sleep are about to have another curveball thrown our way. The good news for us is that researchers suggest that having an active mindfulness practice can help improve our sleep quality. Here are three ways to sure-up your sleep routine so you can spring into a new season feeling refreshed.|
First, take up “mono-tasking.” Most people cite workplace stressors like multitasking as the main barrier between them and some decent shut-eye. While multitasking may seem like peak productivity, it’s actually less productive than focusing on one task at a time. Check out 3 ways to infuse mindfulness into your work day, which will carry over into better sleep at night.
Second, (gently) notice your self-imposed roadblocks. Are you actively setting yourself up for a quality night’s sleep, wherever possible? Instead of choosing to watch “one more” episode of Netflix, or start cooking up a Pinterest experiment in the kitchen at 9 PM, explore these 7 ways you can shape your choices to encourage quality sleep.
Finally, take a pause. We may joke around as adults about regretting all of the naps we didn’t take as children—but at any age, sleep (and the lack of it) can have a direct effect on our emotions. The next time you’re feeling particularly down-trodden or moody, consider these 5 reasons why you might just need a nap.
Here’s hoping you find time to enjoy being mindful this week.