A Cup of Tea
This is truly like a warm hug. Not sure if it’s scientific but something about the soothing, warm liquid is just incredibly relaxing and sleep-inducing. My mom is a consistent evening tea drinker. She says not only is it relaxing but now when she makes her tea, it’s like a signal to her body. It’s a point in the evening where she can transition from hustle and bustle to evening calm.
Find a Mantra
Do you wake up in the middle of the night and thoughts and worries race through your head? Then you are completely wired for what feels like an hour – or more? Well, I figured it out! I found my Mantra “I am Calm and Peaceful”. It’s just like counting sheep. It takes my mind off my worries, settles me down, and has cut down on the racing thoughts that are never – by the way – as daunting in the morning!
Have a Comforting Beauty Ritual
So many of my friends use the evening to take some time to nurture themselves. Maybe one night that can mean a bath, another night it might be doing their nails, a few times a week it’s a relaxing sheet mask. This can trigger a relaxation response that helps your body to calm down and settle in, getting ready to sleep! It’s also so nice to wake up with glowing skin or a fresh manicure to start your day. WIn win.
I hope some tips that work for my friends and I will work for you! And above all, I wish you a GOOD night’s sleep. Share any of yours in the comments!