How to reduce stress naturally Relieve stress and anxiety
Have you been struggling to fall asleep? Do you fall asleep okay but then wake up between 2-4 am and can’t get yourself to fall back to sleep? Are you a “night owl” who gets very few hours each night? Do you wake up feeling groggy, needing that first coffee before you can even think of being a functioning person? Do you find yourself dragging in the afternoon, just wishing you could climb into bed?
You probably find ways to keep going because you must: having that extra cup of coffee or that cookie (or two, or three) to get you through. At the end of the day, you’re spent. The most you can do is collapse onto the sofa with a glass of wine or a beer, and binge watch some TV. You know you should exercise or do something else, but you’re just so damn tired. You might even start to think there’s something wrong with you, that you’re so low on energy.
But we’re living in a culture that’s forgotten an important prerequisite for great sleep: how to truly relax and rest. When you look at your day from an energy perspective—where energy is obviously food/drink but also things such as all the information coming into your mind; not to mention the stagnation in your body—are you consuming more than you discharge? The answer is undoubtedly, “yes”.
My 12-week coaching program helps you understand what some have called the “mind-body budget”—where you are spending more than you’re earning, and how you can move toward balance. Through this structured yet flexible system, we’ll set reasonable goals, identify specifically what’s getting in your way, and take reasonable steps to break down those barriers.
When we work together, you’ll once again feel what true relaxation and rest are like, setting you up to have a sound, restorative night’s sleep without the aid of any substances. You’ll wake feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, ready to move through your day with more consistent energy and more joy. You’ll find more space and time for you, enabling you to meet any challenges that arise with more ease. Get more done in a day, make better choices, and feel better for having done it!
Some Ways To Improve Your Sleep Situation
Getting better sleep requires shifting how you think about rest and energy and making some lifestyle tweaks. You must have the right information and take small steps toward retraining your mind-body system. Here are some resources that will get you on the path to waking refreshed:
Highlighted Sleep Articles
- 6 Natural Methods for Getting a Refreshing Night’s Sleep – different methods can work for different people. I offer 6 not-as-popular techniques you can try, which have proven effective for myself and my clients.
- 3 Simple Steps to Improving Your Sleep – As with one’s diet (i.e. “way of eating”), I believe those looking to improve their sleep would benefit from following these 3 simple steps: experiment, pay attention, keep what helps and ditch what doesn’t!
- Sleep’s New Nemesis – Do you understand WHY experts advise us against device-light if we’re having trouble sleeping? Do you realize it applies more widely to light in general? If you supplement with melatonin, or have tried to, you should understand this concept.
- Is Your Attention Focused in the Right Place? – It is very common that when we can’t sleep, we rather unconsciously focus our attention on the very fact that we can’t sleep, as well as the stories and thoughts that are keeping us awake, and things go downhill from there. Like with my pain, we must choose to direct our attention to an alternative something that will help–like on a particular breathing pattern.
- 10 Things I Do at Night So I Have a Smooth, Stress-free Morning – If you’re someone who worries, plans, and stresses about the next day while lying awake in bed at night, know that taking care of some things before you hit the sack can be extremely helpful in getting your mind to relax. In this post I’ll share some things I might do in the evening so I have a restful night, as well as a smooth morning and (next) day.
Highlighted Sleep Videos
|Here’s a simple technique to use when you are having trouble calming your mind enough to relax:||Here’s an example movement and breathing practice that can help prepare your mind-body system for refreshing sleep:|
What People Are Saying
Kali tailored a practice specifically for me — my health and fitness goals and my “on the go busy lifestyle”. I use my practice till this day, especially the breathing ones, for sleep and stress. -Dr. Khanh Nguyen
Kali gave several techniques I could use to achieve relaxing and restorative sleep, which supported the “out of the box” way she’s looking at this wide-spread craving. -Justin G.
The breathing techniques have helped me fall asleep faster and wake up feeling refreshed. Kali is very knowledgeable. -Chinell W.
The homework assignments encouraged me to make lifestyle changes. The breathing exercise is very remarkable, it helps me to relax and sleep better. -Don O.