I’ve spent years wrestling the pillow which drove me to study sleep psychology. The explosion of sleep research in that last decade is slowly revealing the secrets to a good night’s rest. Here are a few evidence-based tips I’ve culled to get you in the right state for that sacred sleep:

The Rest Routine

Winding down from the day is just as important as gearing up for the day. Aside from periodic breaks throughout the day, blocking off that last 60–90min before you plan to fall asleep is a necessary pleasure. Pick three of your favourite self-care activities, one from each human condition zone (mind, body, soul), that you know works for you and stick to it like the way you stick to your meals or exercise regime. …

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“I have learned to be happy where I am. I have learned that locked into the moments of each day are all the joys, the peace, the fibres of the cloth we call life. The meaning is in the moment. There is no other way to find it. You feel what you allow yourself to feel, each and every moment of the day.”

— Russ Berrie

Where does the Concept of Mindfulness Come From?

Mindfulness has now become the buzzword of the 21st century. However, what does it really mean? More importantly, what does it mean to be mindful at work?

Mindfulness comes from the Sanskrit word Satipaṭṭhāna which means ‘remembering to remember’. It is the skillful art of coming back repeatedly. It is setting the intention to become aware that your mind has wandered away from the place you intended it to be. It is the art of returning home every time you become aware you have wandered away. …


Hope Bastine

PhD candidate | Mindfulness-based psychologist specialising in sleep science and post-traumatic growth. Leading wellbeing workshops info@freshperception.com

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