Better routine, better performance

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Are you finding it hard to get back into a routine after the holidays? Do you feel as though you aren’t getting a quality sleep? Is this affecting your performance? Don’t just accept an average sleep. Sleep is extremely important. You need to have the right amount of sleep in order to start your day in a better mood and focus on what you want to achieve. Sleep will help to make you more motivated. You are likely to feel fresher when you wake up, more ready to start your day with a workout and have a more positive attitude to your day.

In order to wake up with determination, you need to go to bed with satisfaction. So here are some tips to help you get back into a routine so you have a higher quality of sleep, Wake up easier and perform better.

Set an alarm to go to bed

Some people’s sleep pattern may have changed over the Christmas holidays. Late nights and long lies mean that it may be hard to get back into the routine you had before. So instead of waking up the next morning and wishing you had gone to bed earlier, set an alarm, to go to bed.

No heavy, late meals

You don’t want to be digesting while you sleep. So don’t eat a big meal before going to bed. You should always try and eat a big meal earlier and if you need to eat something late, make sure it’s something light.

Try a hot shower or bath

A hot bath or shower before bed will help you to relax. So you will fall asleep more quickly and have a better sleep. You want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day with a workout.

Don’t press snooze

You aren’t going to get a quality sleep in between the noise of your alarm. So instead of hitting snooze every 10 minutes, set your alarm a little later. This way you’re getting a better quality of sleep for longer.

Unwind before going to bed

Switch off your TV, smartphone, laptop and all other devices an hour or 30 minutes before going to bed. These devices trigger your brain to be alive and awake and this isn’t what you want if you have a 6am Aphrodite planned.

Don’t let your performance suffer from a lack of sleep. Take a look at this article to find out more about how exercising affects your sleep. Stick to these rules and you will be more likely to wake up in a better mood, more full of energy and ready to take on the day. So treat sleep with respect. Don’t underestimate it. Make sure you have enough of it. And in turn it will help you to start your day like it’s going to be your best yet.

We want to hear how hard it was for YOU to get back into your routine. What do you do before bed to help you sleep better? Leave a comment below.