Hello Beautiful Souls!
Today my husband and I have had the day to ourselves after a Saturday with family obligations, some fun, some not. Tomorrow promises to be a fun day as I welcome 12 new creative students to the corporate office (my day gig).
I'm excited about meeting these young aspiring advertising professionals. They usually come in all bright-eyed and eager, and their enthusiasm will make me forget (temporarily) the office politics and nonsense I run into every now and then.
Despite my excitement at meeting these new students, I am feeling a bit nervous. Yes, it is beginning to set-in, The Sunday Night Blues! You know when you start to think about everything you have to do on Monday and all the other mishegoss the week will hold for you. Ugh! What to do about it? Here are some suggestions.
Meditation can help.
There she goes again, Meditation. Well, today during my meditation thoughts of things that bothered or concerned me kept coming up insisting I take notice. In TM (Transcendental Meditation) you are to notice them and then let them go by reintroducing your mantra. Every time you do this you delve deeper into your subconscious mind. It is truly like scrubbing the problems away...or at least getting some of the goop off. In so doing the situation or problem, is easier to deal with and if you're really lucky, you can resolve your issues. But I digress.
A spot of tea anyone?
Try drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bedtime. When I've tried chamomile tea to induce sleep I've made a very strong large cup of tea. This is not scientific by any means so do your research. I use four tea bags in a 10 oz cup of hot water. I steep it for a long time until it's dark then I drink it about 15 minutes before bedtime. This trick helps me once or twice a week, but if I use it more often my body gets accustomed to it, and it won't work for me.
Hops another tea you can drink to help you sleep. Hops is calming, relaxing, has anti-aging properties, and is good for cholesterol. And yes, it is the same stuff that is used in beer.
Valerian root tea
Valerian root tea may also help you with insomnia. Valerian root can reduce stress, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, decrease menopausal symptoms, and improve heart rate. Valerian root gives me weird dreams, but it may work for you. :)
That's right! The stuff that makes your kitties frisky can calm your insomnia. It can also, relieve stress, ease menstrual pain, and can give you beautiful hair or at least clear up your dandruff.
Who knew? Lavender tea can be used to reduce anxiety, soothe nerves, and can improve sleep quality. So brew up a cup and put some lavender oil in the diffuser and get your zzz's.
I've offered you a short list of teas that may help you find relief from Sunday Night Blues. Do your own research. Everything ain't for everybody, but I hope to steer you in a helpful direction. If you try any of the teas let me know how they worked. And remember meditation is always helpful.
Love and lullabies
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Emily Elyshevitz, CHC, RM, RT writes about her experiences with diet, exercise, and healthy living. Emily also writes about Career & Life Coaching, Healing, Enlightenment, Inspiration, Motivation encouraging your quest for a happy life in mind, body and spirit.
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