Taking naps sounds so childish.
I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses. – Anonymous
My morning routine was not as good as it is now, but let’s say that my night routine wasn’t much better.
If I had to describe my night routine, it would look something like that: Eating (unhealthy and fatty) chips and drinking tea (I’ll explain it latter), while watching movies to 11 PM and then never ending nightmares about zombies. The result? Tired as hell, lazy, grumpy and yelling at everybody who tried to tell me that I look like a sh*t (how ‘thoughtful’).
I knew that it was not healthy at all but I couldn’t help myself. So one day, I told myself that’s enough! I can’t live like this unless I don’t want to look like crap every day.
That day, I started my ‘addiction treatment’. No more junk food and no more technology after 9 PM. From the beginning, it was quite hard to get used to just unplug from the around world but then I started realising that I didn’t feel so tired like before and so this routine became my favourite.
And you guess it. Today I would like to show you these magical ways how to have better sleep and how to wake up like a princess.
1| No technology before the sleeping
As I said above, this was the most difficult one. It was not like I couldn’t just unplug myself but there were so many cool videos with cute cats and funny GIFs.
But this is something that you have to fight with. These cute cats will wait for you, don’t worry.
So, I set myself a ‘working hours’. It’s a time between 9 AM to 8 PM (of course with a lot of breaks!) when I can work, write a blog or watch movies. It’s that simple and after you create a habit from this process, you will have no problem to get used to it.
2| No more junk food
This was not so hard to get rid of this bad habit when I found a few pieces of information about how it’s actually bad to do this.
You shouldn’t eat at least two hours before you go to the bed. For me, it was something unbelievable and I also knew that I am not capable of doing this. So, I’ve decided to eat whenever I want but NO unhealthy food and only in smaller portions. Which doesn’t mean you can eat only a fruit (which will be great) but anyway remember NO chips, no fatty food and no pizza. Unless you don’t want to have a nightmare where a giant pizza tries to eat you. *blink*
3| Bye bye my favourite tea
I wasn’t excited either. But hey, don’t worry. It is not like you couldn’t drink a tea before you go to the bed but you should be careful when you drink your last tea. The black or the green tea is definitely not for better sleep.
Although, scientifically experiments didn’t prove that tea (or even a hot milk) has positive effects on our sleep. In fact, you should drink your last tea at least 3 hours before you will go to the bed.
4| Read one chapter of the book
This is something that I do really often and I have to say that it is much better than staring at the bright screen. I would recommend something romantic or some sort of nighttime reading instead adventure or sci-fi books. You want to better sleep not fight with aliens.
5| For ‘bed things’ only
Remember when you do your homework in your bed? Or when you try to remember when you have to pay the bills? Yeah, so, this is not for your bedtime.
Reserve the bed for bed activities like sleeping, reading or sex. I know this may be the hard to not to think on these things but when it comes to my mind I just grab my headphones and play some relaxing music. It really helps.
6| Write ever little thing down
If you want to make your sleep better, you need to throw away every annoying thought or task you have to do next week. You can create a To-Do list (or if you’re too tired, you can get mine here or sign to my newsletter and get one into your mailbox ) and write everything down before you go to sleep.
This may also include preparing your outfits and the lunch, so you can’t hurry in the morning. Trust me, I’ve been there and I know what I am talking about. Preparation is the key.
7| Let it some fresh air
Don’t forget to open your window before you actually fall asleep. It’s something that you should do every morning and every night.
You can also add some scents like lavender that helps you fall asleep. I use candles because it makes me more comfortable and I sleep better with lights (I know, sounds funny).
Better sleep depends on how you act to your body and mind. If you don’t really care for your body then it will act in the same way. So, don’t screw your body and be good at it. You will see that the karma exists.
Now, your turn: What are your proved methods how to sleep better at night? Don’t forget to share them with us.
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