Spending time with family (in UK, and France when possible)
Managing stress and disengaging from work at the end of the day
Fewer migraines, which disrupt work, family life and sleep
My Living Life Better Goals..
Improving sleep quality
Enjoying physical activity more and benefitting from its effects
Changes I will make to achieve my goals
Sleep: consistent sleep hygiene particularly screens off 1-2 hours before bedtime (which will also help set boundaries re working in the evening). Audiobooks/podcasts that aren’t too interesting or stressful!
Stress: set aside just 5 minutes a day of protected time (could be before school run or just afterwards but probably not the evenings). Use this time to develop a mindfulness practice to build on. Consider also planning more social events and putting them in the diary.
Migraine: discuss with your GP either alternative medication to use for acute migraine, or, if happening frequently, prophylactic medication.
Who will support me and hold me accountable for each of these areas?
Not clear at this stage. Consider a friend or work colleague. Put relaxation time in a visible diary.
How will I measure whether I have successfully made these changes?
Feeling less tired
Suffering fewer migraines
A record of regular protected time for relaxation
Date of next review with Living Life Better:
Apps: Headspace, Calm
Books: The Stress Solution , Feel Better in Five (both by Dr Rangan Chatterjee).
Mindfulness, a guide to finding peace in a frantic world
Why We Sleep (Professor Matthew Walker)
Podcasts: Feel Better Live More
Name: Richard Pile
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