When we talk about health care, diet, exercise and sleep come to mind as key factors in achieving wellness. However, taking care of our mind has emerged as another decisive factor, if not the most important of all. Spending time cultivating hobbies, practicing our spirituality, and fostering our social relationships are key to self-care.
In the last decades we have been stealing hours of sleep and we have normalised it. Who hasn't studied for an exam the night before. Or continued watching episodes of a TV series ignoring the signals our body sends us that we need to rest. Time flies when we are surfing social media. Starting the day sleep deprived triggers tiredness, nervousness, stress, and emotional hunger, among others.