This is part 3 of our series: Health & Wellbeing
Key health and wellbeing components of resilience are:
At the end of this series, there is a health and wellbeing journal. For 5 days use it to log your movement, nutrition and sleep. Notice how you feel each day and take notes. See how you feel after 5 days – has there been an improvement in your mental and physical energy?
Good quality and quantity of sleep is essential for the mind and body to recharge, stay healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain simply cannot function properly. It can affect productivity, memory, your ability to think clearly and to concentrate. It may also affect your sense of wellbeing, mood and relationships.
Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night.
How Are You Sleeping?
When you’re under pressure and life feels like a rollercoaster, sleep is often negatively affected. Whether it’s not being able to get to sleep or waking in the night with thoughts racing; being in a heightened state of stress and alertness during the day can disturb sleep patterns.
Make a note of how you’re sleeping.
If you find the quality and quantity of your sleep isn’t optimal, try these things: