Meditate: Meditation provides deep rest. Certain forms of meditation actually provide deeper rest than sleep does! While I'm not suggesting that you substitute meditation for a good night's sleep, I am suggesting that if you aren't able to get the sleep your body needs, it's all the more reason to take advantage of a 10-20 minute meditation power up! I teach all my students to meditate so that they can feel and perform their best on test day and in life. I also describe a basic meditation technique in my book, Acing It!
Unwind: Whereas meditation fills you with energy and is most effective at the beginning of the day and in the afternoon, there are also practices you can do to unwind at the end of a long day. Lower the lights. Stretch or do restorative yoga posses, like plows or seated forward folds (hold each pose for as many breaths as your age). Sip a cup of nighttime tea. Write a list of things from your day for which you feel grateful.
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