1. Cultivate a Relaxing Evening Routine
A short walk will help your body shut down. This can work as an antidepressant, clear your mind, and help you attract a recuperative night of sleep. Continue a relaxed routine as bedtime approaches: read a book, drink some tea and DON’T check your e-mail!
2. Slow Down
For a good night’s rest, you need a cool dark room. Electronics are to be avoided. Once you’re lying in bed, try deep-breathing like in a pilates class or meditation session.
3. Get Out of Bed
If you find yourself revolving in bed, get up, go to a different part of the house and do something boring in dim light.
4. Relaxing Techniques
If morning is approaching and you’re still unable to sleep, don’t let tragic thoughts take over. Accept that you can’t sleep. Write down what worries you and let those troubles fade away in paper or accept that a few hours of sleep will only get you closer to finding a solution. Stil can’t sleep? Then start your day earlier than usual and repeat some affirmations that will help convincing your body and mind that you have all the energy and power you need for a great day! Rise and Shine!
I have all the energy I need!
I have all the energy I need to fulfill my dreams!
I have all the energy I want to live life to its fullest potential!
I have all the energy I need and that makes me feel happy and fulfilled!
I have so much energy that I will rise above all the challenges this day offers!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.