Many people are experiencing insomnia due to stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Insomnia, trouble falling or staying asleep, is a common symptom of stress or anxiety. So, it’s no wonder that so many of us aren’t sleeping well as we’re faced with growing coronavirus cases, a high-stakes election and divided nation, fire season in California, and a multitude of other […]
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Are you a Sleep Procrastinator?
I often stay up too late. There is always one more email to write, one more dish to wash, one more episode of Parenthood to watch. Like a lot of parents, I crave some time to myself after the kids go to bed. I am a sleep procrastinator. I wasn’t actually aware that sleep procrastination is a “real thing” until I […]
Signs You Are an Overthinker
Wondering if you are an overthinker? Overthinking is common among anxious, perfectionists. It is obsessive thinking or ruminating. Signs you are an overthinker include: second-guessing analyzing everything catastrophizing or expecting the worst insomnia trouble making decisions avoid decision-making and prefer someone else does it regret can’t let things go take things personally even when they aren’t perfectionism self-criticism self-doubt and […]
Are You Sleep Deprived?
Sleep is an essential part of physical and mental health. I routinely see clients who are sleep deprived to some extent. It seems they fall into two categories: 1) Those that have insomnia and can’t fall or stay asleep and 2) those that don’t prioritize sleep in their schedule.I fall into the second category. Like many of you, I am […]
5 Basic Health Habits
We are all striving to be healthier and happier. Here are 5 habits that will improve your mental health as well as physical health. I suggest focusing on forming one new habit at a time. Look for more to come on each! 1. Get enough sleep. 2. Eat healthy. 3. Socialize and stay connected. 4. Exercise and live an active […]