Repeated or continuing high stress levels can cause an overload of cortisol in your body which results in poor sleep patterns. Combined, excess cortisol (aka: the death hormone) and inadequate sleep cycles lower your immune response, and wear down your organs, including your brain.
You do want to feel better and sleep well -- right?
Here are 3 things you need to pay attention to:
Coping with stress critical mistake #1 - Not taking time for yourself at the beginning of your day. You know -- those days when you jump out of bed, grab a coffee, make sure everyone is getting ready (including yourself) while you are watching the news? This is terrible, don't do it! Being 'on the go' from minute one will trigger that fight-or-flight response in your body - so on top of poor sleep you are just continuing to injure your organs and brain.
Do this instead: Take 10 minutes for yourself. Get a la