Restful Sleep! Picture this: It’s 5:27 PM. You’re hungry after a busy day at work, itching to get home to see your family, and now you’re stuck in traffic. Frustration sets in.
But you’re used to it since this is an everyday occurrence.
So you finally stroll into your house at 6:04 PM, your two young children are clamoring for your attention, and they’re hungry too.
You pop some frozen dinners in the microwave knowing full well they’re not healthy but also know that you just don’t have time to think, much less cook.
After a quick dinner consisting of Salisbury Steak, your day’s not even close to over.
Now it’s time to do laundry, read with the kids, and of course, a day’s work left over from the office.
Three Steps To A More Restful Sleep
When do you have a time of restful sleep? At night you keep telling yourself.
But every night it’s the same old story. You flop into bed past 1 AM and close your eyes. Your mind is still racing from the day that just passed and the busy day ahead.
So you toss and turn, hoping that you’ll be able to get at least a little shut-eye before your 6:00 AM wake up call (an annoyingly loud alarm clock you’ve had for 15 years).
And the next day it starts all over again. You’re tired at work; you don’t have time to eat. Now you are stressed, and you can’t get out of the vicious cycle.
So what do you do to have a restful sleep?
First thing’s first: take a deep breath. You’re probably stressed out just reading this far.
To get a more restful sleep tonight do the following:
Step # 1. Get a notebook and take 5 minutes right before laying down to free write.
What you want to do is get every thought from the past, present, and future out of your head and on paper where it’s safe and secure.
It will free the clutter from your head and allow you to rest easier.
Step # 2. Get a new alarm clock that wakes you up gradually with classical music.
It will do absolute wonders for your morning routine.
What you want to do is set the alarm to go off 15-20 minutes earlier than you usually wake up.
It will turn on very quietly and slowly bring you out of your slumber.
Step # 3. Add a few very healthy snacks to your daily routine. One of my favorites is a 2 oz pre-packaged bag of baby carrots.
They taste good, they’re good for you, and they take no prep-time.
When you’re hungry at work or on the way home, you have to munch on these.
Another great snack is raw almonds. Eating healthier works
amazingly well to help you sleep better.
Please use these three simple tips to enjoy a more restful sleep tonight.