I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one, who sometimes has a bit difficulties to fall asleep. But recently I figured out a few tips and tricks how to calm your mind and body, so that you can sleep in peace. So, I thought I’d dedicate a blogpost to it.
Develop an evening routine
It’s good to have a certain routine you can go through every night. What exactly you do, is completely up to you, but I think it’s just good and also calming to have an evening routine. Try to make it to something nice instead of something awful that you need to do at the very end of the day. Maybe listen to some music, maybe light a candle, and use your favorite products. Whatever you do, just make it more enjoyable. Perhaps you will even look forward to it?
Plan the next day
When I try to sleep, I often think about a million and one things that I need to remember for the next day, the next week, things I need to tell someone, answers I have to give… and so on. To avoid this kind of brain work when I actually just want to finally fall asleep, I like to write a big to-do-list for the next day and to prepare all the stuff I need to take with me. With a good feeling, I then can go to bed and calm down before I got to sleep.
Drink a cup of tea
If you’re sitting in your bed, cuddled up in your blanket, there’s nothing better than to have a good old cup of tea. I mostly drink a peppermint tea, because I just love it, but you it really doesn’t matter what tea you choose, as long as it doesn’t wake you up.
Read a book
Instead of watching the latest videos on YouTube or an episode of your favorite series, choose a good book that you like to read. The screens only will wake you up even more, which is the contrary of what you want. Reading really calms your mind, you forget a bit everything around you. You just sit there, lost in another world while sipping your tea. Sounds pretty perfect to me!
When you then decide that you want to turn off all the lights, and close your eyes, meditate. I know that this might sound difficult and to abstract for some of you. And it did for me too, until I realized that meditation isn’t anything less than simply focusing onto nothing but your mind. I often get very distracted by a lot of useless thoughts when I try to sleep, my mind is far too awake to calm down. So, what I then like to do, is to concentrate on the sound of my breathing and only think about beautiful things. I meditate. And slowly you’ll be very tired and very ready for a great good night sleep!
If you do have any further advice, please let me know! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and maybe you can try one of my little tips!
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