You deserve a solid nights sleep.
Often the last thing we do prior to falling asleep involves texting, emailing, surfing the web on our phones, watching TV, a combination of these activities all at the same time or just passing out for being exhausted from the day.
Having a transition period from your over stimulating day activities is one of the best ways to improve sleep and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. Sleep is your time to replenish your mind and body, both have worked hard for you all day.
1. Put all electronics away
Our days are often filled with lots of stimulating activities and many of them revolving around screen time. Continuing with stimulating activities prior to bed can cause disruptions in restful sleep. Putting all electronics away two hours prior to bed will ensures that you are giving yourself well deserved transition time.
2. Choose a transition activity, one that you love
To slow your mind down from work mode to rest mode choose an activity that you are excited about and feels restful. Transition ideas include: reading something inspiring and interesting to you, meditating or journaling.
3. Acknowledge yourself for all of your accomplishments from today
Often, we end the day thinking about all the things we didn’t have time to complete or worry about how busy tomorrow is going to be. Taking time to give yourself credit for all your daily accomplishments will create a calmer energy for improved sleep.
4. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day
Having a consistent sleep routine will help your body naturally slow down at bed time and feel energized in the morning. Restful sleep will improve both your happiness and health.