A complete 7-9 hours of sleep in a day is impossible for some of us. Of course, we all want to get ample rest after a long exhausting day at work, right? However, many distractions keep us awake and never let us give a break even for a couple of hours. Sometimes, we know that we had slept yet when we wake up in the morning, we felt as if we just close our eyes and that’s it.
In today’s post, I decided to share some of the ways that will help most of us who don’t get sufficient rest in a day. We all deserve a good night’s sleep and hopefully, we will achieve it soon by following these evening routines to keep us productive in life and work too.
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Think of happy and positive thoughts.
Before we go to bed, let’s think of the good things that have happened to us today. Doing this can help us relieve tension in our mind and body. When that happens, getting enough doze is achievable. Most of our sleepless nights are the cause of negative thoughts or that we think before we go to sleep. It affects our whole body which makes us restless mentally and physically. As much as we can, let’s urge ourselves to shift our negative mindsets to a positive one.
Avoid using electronic devices once already in bed.
Scrolling through our phones, iPads and even binge-watching with our favourite shows will prevent us from sleeping. When there are so many random things going on in our minds, our brains release dopamine which keeps us up all night long. Reading a boring book and listening to mellow music will help us get a deep sleep.
Plan your tasks for the next day.
Writing down the things that we need to do the next morning will help us to stay focus on our goals, either short or long terms. Doing this will not only let us finish our tasks on time but also bring us serene sleep since we know we don’t need to worry about not having so much time. Isn’t it good to feel knowing that everything is taking care of and going well according to our plans?
Do one thing that you love.
When we do something we enjoy before we go to sleep will help us put our mood in a safe state. Doing this will condition our minds and keep them in an optimistic mindset for another day.
While others are focusing on things that they’re lacking, let’s remind ourselves that there are other many things that we should be thankful for. A day that we had a chance to wake up is a blessing that we should be glad about. When we reflect on the good things that we have in life, good night’s sleep is what we will get at every end of the day.
Say evening mantra before you go to sleep.
Positive self-talk just before we close our eyes at night is a great help in getting enough sleep. We all go through rough days but we have to make sure that having a heavy heart will keep us up and restless at night. And when that happens, our health will surely be at risk.
Let your imagination gone wild.
We all have dreams in life and the best time to imagine things we want to get in reality is before going to sleep. Letting our imaginations wander and be playful inside our minds will bring us joy in our hearts. Daydreaming is helpful for us to rest peacefully.
Thank you so much for reading!