Spend 10 minutes before your bedtime routine on refocusing your energy. Find a quite place in your home and focus on calming your mind. Leave all your worries and stresses at the door, allow your mind to drift to a happy place. Go through a few sun salutations, downward dog, warrior pose, or whatever stretches you need. If you need some assistance play calming music in the background. Or just lay on your yoga mat and focus on breathing and the wonderful things you have to be grateful for!
2- Slather up
Lavender is a well known herb for calming and aiding in sleep. While SaraJane and I were in California recently we hadn’t slept for a couple days, we lathered ourselves in lavender oil and I think we may have knocked everyone in the house out with how strong the aroma was from our oil party. It works ya’ll! Lights out.
3- No Mo Electronics
The lights from our TV screens and phones tricks our mind into thinking it’s day time. So, make a cutoff time for watching TV and checking emails. I feel hypocritical writing this one because I’m the worst about not having my phone near me at all times, but I know it makes a difference. This is one I will be working on.
4- Go to the dark side
Our minds are powerful machines and constantly taking information in from our environments. As you are prepping for the nighttime dim the lights and let your mind and body prepare.
5- Avoid Diet C
I love my DC just as much as you, but I also know it is not good for me and my body loves me so much more when I’m not drinking it. If you have troubles sleeping, try only having your caffeine in the morning or before 2. This will give your body plenty of time to burn off the caffeine consumed.
Get those Zzz’s in, it’s good for you!
XOXO - Chelle & SaraJane