Health Ministry News for August 6, 2023

Health Ministry News for August 6, 2023        

Take Them a Meal – If you have a new family member there are parishioners ready to help ease that transition with a healthy meal. If you have another reason for needing meal delivery for a period of time, contact the rectory for assistance.

Sleep Well -One in three adults do not get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  Make the following changes to sleep better in 4 weeks!

Week one – Be active during the day

  • Add physical activity to your daily routine to help reduce stress and sleep better; meditating and deep breathing when stressed and avoiding exercising close to bedtime if it keeps you awake.

Week two – Establish a bedtime routine and alarm.

  • Go to bed at the same time each night
  • Set a daily bedtime alarm counting backwards 7-190 hours from the time you need to wake up
  • Choose sleep over getting one more think done.

Week three – Create  a morning routine with a positive activity.

  • Start your morning with a walk, scripture reading, mediation, or gratitude journaling.
  • No snooze button
  • Try habit chaining – connect the new habit to something you do automatically every morning. Such as read scripture as you have your coffee.

Week four – Wind down tech free at bedtime.

  • Charge phone and other devices away from bedroom
  • Try reading, listening to music or a meditation app such as Ascension, formed or Hallow.
  • Go low tech. Add an old school alarm clock and place a pen and paper at bedside for any inspiration that strikes at bedtime or during the night.