Few things are as important for our physical health than taking regular breaks and sticking to a regular sleep routine. The average adult needs between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night – how do your sleep habits compare?
Is it time to make a change?
When you’re feeling stressed, tired or run down, your body will tell you that it’s time to rest. You may notice that:
Despite these signs, most of us find it difficult to step away from our to-do lists to get the rest we need. When the pressure is on, at work or at home, finding time for a break often feels counterproductive, when in fact, it’s just the opposite.
Now you know the facts, find out how making a few small changes can give you more time and energy for the things that matter most
Discover the secret to starting each day feeling refreshed and get practical tips and ideas to help you make more time for yourself.
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Make ‘you time’ a regular habit to avoid burning out. Spend time on your hobbies, exercising or even just taking a nap!
It’s not always easy to wind down and switch off. Find a relaxing activity that works for you.
Try these 6 practical tips to help you get the sleep you need each night by Behavioural Psychologist Richard Jenkins.
Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a physical necessity. Here are 10 tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Learn how to nap effectively during the day without disrupting your sleep schedule.
Explore a range of guided meditations, yoga practices and breathing exercises designed to help you pause and refocus.
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This gentle workout with yoga teacher, Anna Brook, will help relieve stress and tension and leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.
If you’re new to meditation start here. Learn about the benefits of practicing meditation before getting started with a short, breathing focused exercise.Get started
Relax, focus and reconnect with your body and your senses with this 10 minute full body scan. This enables you to see clearer and understand your thoughts.Try it now
This simple breathing exercise can be done anywhere, anytime you need to pause and refocus.Try it now
Use this simple mindfulness technique to turn your walk into work or a lunchtime stroll into a moment of relaxation.Try it now
Mindfulness can help you find more pleasure, relaxation and enjoyment in simple day to day activities such as eating a meal.Try it now
Ease away tension and aches with these simple yoga stretches at your desk or at home, and try a breathing practice to help you focus.Try it now
YOGA FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Learn and practice more simple yoga exercises that you can do at home or at work to relieve stress and tension. You’ll also learn some simple meditation practices to help you unwind.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR SLEEP
Learn more ways to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. Identify what is keeping you up at night and put a plan in place to create the ideal sleeping conditions to wake feeling refreshed and energised.
'It has given me the motivation to change my bad habits and a framework in which to do this.'
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