Waking Up Well - The Essentials

Preparing for sleep the night before is the place to start. Quality sleep vs quantity is vital. A busy mind leading to broken sleep does not allow for a fresh mind on waking. Try some of these simple steps to help you sleep well and then wake well.

1. Use essential oils like Vetiver or Sandalwood in a vaporiser at bedtime to help you switch off and ground yourself so that you can enjoy quality sleep. Try vaporising my own "Sanity Saver" blend contain Vetiver, Geranium, Australian Sandalwood, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang. This simple and earthy blend stops your mind racing so that you can focus on one thing at once like sleeping. It helps to restore some peace and balance to your life during the busiest of times.

2. Reduce intake of alcohol the night before.

3. Sleeping in a cool and dark room, allows you to enjoy a more restful sleep.

4. Not too many heavy refined foods at night as they can lead to sluggish feelings in the morning.

5. Before you go to bed, write a quick note on any thoughts that are in your brain, getting them out allows you to release them until the next day.

6. The most common time for heart attacks is Monday morning, get the works stresses out of your mind before you go to sleep and keep the pressures off your body.

7. If you wake and you are sluggish, start with a cold shower or a brisk walk around the block, they both bring energy quickly to a tired soul.

8. Roll over and enjoy a moment with your partner, don't just race off to get into the work day, even if you are busy and have to go take a moment to be with them and make your heart smile.

9. Vaporise citrus or leaf essential oils like Orange, Lemongrass, May Chang or Grapefruit to enliven you and give you the maybe needed kick up the bum start to the day. These essential oils will help lift you physically and emotionally. Re-gain the feeling that you are really living and not just existing. Try vaporising my favourite morning blend I call it "Play More" and it contains Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, May Chang and Ginger essential oils.

Life Balancing expert Jennifer Jefferies is one of Australia's best-known authors and speakers. Jennifer's simple, practical and proven 7 Steps to Sanity can help bring balance to anyone who wants to have it all without sacrificing their health, sanity or sense of humour along the way. Jennifer is a qualified health practitioner, who speaks to corporations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, sharing practical real-life strategies that help people to improve their health, wellbeing and productivity by finding balance in their lives.

Jennifer has also written numerous books and e-books and life balancing products. You can contact Jennifer at:

Jennifer Jefferies International Pty Ltd
Po Box 4298,
Elanora, QLD 4221 Australia
Phone: +61 7 55986035
http://www.jenniferjefferies.com

In The News:

How Are Stress and Heart Disease Related?  Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
Stress Management Tips  ZimEye - Zimbabwe News
Manage stress  The Nation
Manage your stress before it manages you  The Lion's Roar Newspaper
Waste Contract Still In Limbo  Jeff Davis Ledger
Walking or Running to Release Stress  coastalbreezenews.com
Healthy Study Habits for Finals  Reporter Magazine
Week in Review, Feb. 26 | News  Jackson Hole News&Guide
It's time to rethink stress management  People Management Magazine

Stress and Time Management

STRESS & TIME MANAGEMENT: Stress is either the source or... Read More

Through Stress Comes Kindness

In these times when companies are constantly down-sizing and right-sizing... Read More

Stress Management: 7 Universal Laws for Managing Change

1. The Law of StagnationThis is also known as first... Read More

I?m Gettin? Really Torqued!

For those of you who have been living in a... Read More

7 Solutions for Practical Stress Management

Stress is amazingly persistent, even seductive. We get used to... Read More

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About How to Get a Life, But Didnt Know Whom to Ask

Question 1"How do I get more time to play?"Answer: Schedule... Read More

The Underlying Cause of Nervous Breakdowns

Life can offer us many challenges having to do with... Read More

5 Steps to Stress Relief

Take a moment to think about the week that just... Read More

Stress Relief in Minutes

For those who are suffering from stress, just about the... Read More

Emotional Freedom - At YOUR Fingertips!

What would you say if I told you I know... Read More

The Scoop on Stress and Exercise

Stress is defined as a response by your body to... Read More

Stress Management: Have To Vs. Get To

File this one under the category of "watch your language."The... Read More

Stress Management: Are You a Chooser or a Loser?

Author and speaker H. Stephen Glenn has said,"In terms of... Read More

10 Ways to Reduce Commuting Stress

Do you get out of your car with a queasy... Read More

Quiet Mind; A Powerful Tool That Gives You More Time, Creativity, And Productivity And Takes Just 10

The National Center for health statistics reported that in 1997,... Read More

Stressed Out? It May Be Your Job

"I'm stressed out."If you find yourself thinking--or saying--this on a... Read More

Some Tips for Mental Well Being - Ways to Help Yourself!

Get at least 15 minutes of sunshine daily.Daily Exercise -... Read More

Stress Elimination

Learning methods of stress elimination is a vital skill in... Read More

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

"Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make... Read More

Six Questions To Make Your Workplace Stress-Free

Many CEOs see stress as an intractable problem which would... Read More

The Physiology of Stress

In the body, the stress response is mediated by the... Read More

Stress & Burnout: The Adrenal Factor

I was a psychotherapist for... Read More

The Power of Five

Do you ever fret? In today's materialistic age, sometimes fretting... Read More

Turn Your Stress into Success!

Stress is often seen as being unhealthy, but for some... Read More

Putting Your Life in Perspective

Do you often overreact to situations? Are you a constant... Read More