Sleep becomes a huge needle mover, and I almost always meet my quota. Along with a hot bath and chamomile tea (and OK, occasionally pinot noir), I take a synergistic sleep supplement that combines melatonin and other sleep nutrients.
I find it helps me dial down that constant chatter in my mind so I can drift off to deep sleep.
When I sleep well, I don’t become as overwhelmed with stress. I have a fabulous team that always steps up to the plate, but ultimately my name is on everything so I’m responsible.
Burst training becomes one of my best de-stressors, though. I’m also fond of regular massages and even Starbucks bestie dates to unwind.
Big shout-out to water: I keep a big canteen nearby and sip liberally throughout the day, except during meals when liquid can interfere with digestion.
Last but not least, I’m huge about intentioning. Every morning, I write what I feel grateful for along with short- and long-term goals, or what I call “stretch goals.” I then share these with others to gather support and stay focused to make those intentions become reality.