Has something affected your bedtime routine? Have you had visitors, been away? Those thoughts that come at night, get the journal out and write down your thoughts before you go to bed, so they are out of your head and on paper. You know then that you don’t need to worry about forgetting them. Your body needs sleep to recover.
Get back to your routine, get into the sun during the brightest time of day to help the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
Stress can cause a flare up. Dealing with a family issue, a financial problem, work related situation? Get your journal out and start writing. Taking the problem out of your head and onto paper will help you to see it from a different perspective. What is the problem, how do you feel about it, can you do something to make a change? We sometimes worry about things we don’t have the ability to change.
Calm the nervous system with some breathing exercises or meditation.
With visitors and holiday season there is a lot of activities going on, we can push ourselves to join in, and why not, as we don’t want to miss out; but the downside is that we can do too much and trigger a flare up.
Get back to pacing your activities, find the balance between rest and activity. Remember that the body needs rest to recover.