One of the best ways to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep is to unburden your brain before bed!
Something I used to really struggle with was bedtime monkey-mind… you know, when you finally get to crawl into bed and get all cozy and then your brain remembers every little thing that you had to put off “til later”! Ugh!
So I modified a creativity tool that I learned years ago and worked it into a nighttime routine to help me clear my mind so I could have a better chance at falling asleep and staying asleep.
Super simple, all you need is a pen and some paper. You can do it right before you tuck yourself in for the night or you can get cozy and have the paper and pen on your nightside table. Just start writing. All the things you wanted to remember to check the next morning, next week, so-and-so’s birthday is in a few days, you’re out of laundry detergent and need to grab some tomorrow so you can get caught up on laundry, you saw a cool recipe for a spicy casserole you want to try… seriously, write it ALL down. Then if there’s anything you know you really need to act on when you wake up, put a big star next to it or underline it and voila! You’ve got it all down where you know where to find it after your great night’s sleep.
We are often so busy during our days with so many things and people calling our attention to them that its just natural we have to put some thoughts aside in the moment. Don’t let them ambush you when you are ready for sleep! This is one sleep routine tool that you can start making use of right away!
A mind free and clear and ready to sleep is a beautiful thing…
Making some simple changes to their daily habits to help support better quality sleep on the regular is something I work on with moms in my online coaching program, The Real Life Reset System. If this sounds like something you want to know more about, I’d love to chat with you some more! I offer free 30-minute Mom Life Clarity Calls and regardless of whether you choose to work with me or decide to wait, you’ll leave the call with a better handle on what your best “next steps” will be. Book your free Mom Life Clarity Call here.
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