I'm not sure about you but I have not been the same since daylight savings time. I have been sluggish and not myself. I've definitely noticed that my students have been off as well, and I've been working to find ways to help them feel better.
After speaking to them, they shared with me that they are often up too late doing anything from playing games on their phones to watching YouTube.
Are you tired in the mornings? Are you falling asleep at night but pushing yourself to stay away? Me too. I know so many of my friends don't sleep enough, and over time, it definitely takes a toll. So my challenge to you this week is to take at least one day where you put yourself to bed early. In time, maybe you can increase the frequency of these "you nights." I might take myself up on the offer tonight once I'm finished writing this. Let me know if you do it and how you feel in the morning!
2. Essential Oils. I've only started dabbling with essential oils but they have been helping me immensely. I find that on nights I can't sleep, I add some peppermint and lavender oils to my diffuser and I gently rub some lavender oil on my temples. I can actually feel the tension melt away from around my eyes and it relaxes me instantly.
3. De-Stress. I avoid dairy as much as possible so having a nice glass of milk doesn't happen anymore. My acupuncturist gave me this supplement and it is a natural one that can be taken when needed. On really tough nights it helps me relax and to fall asleep. It also helps me not clench my jaws while I sleep too!