The hectic schedules, the deadlines, the constant work and other stress are making us a zombie. While half of the time we’re working late into the night, the rest of the time we’re lying awake because of the stress. A good night’s sleep which was an essential earlier is now a privilege for us millennials.
With less time to sleep, the focus has now shifted to having a good sleep in whatever little time frame we get. If we continue with our schedules and our habits (Read: bad habits), we’d never be able to sleep well.
Listing out a couple of activities that will not just calm down your mind before you sleep but also induce you to sleep!
1) Drink Water
There’s no such thing called too much water. The benefits of drinking water cannot be stressed enough. It will make you rush to pee in the midnight but it will, one, cool you down and two, get rid of the toxins in your body.
2) Read A Book
While it is a good way to relax and unwind after a long day, it also is good way to get pensive and give food to your thoughts. Also, add in virtues like widened perspectives, decent vocabulary etc to the list!
3) Disconnect Your Phone
Much has already been said about putting away your phones for a good amount of time before you go to sleep. Not getting repetitive about it, we’d like to simply say that you > phone. And thus the time you need to spend with yourself should be more.
4) Write A Journal
Shrinks say it’s the best way to close your day. Journaling makes you evaluate your day, how you feel and things revolving around it. It’s a perfect kind of an outlet to express, so that you can sleep and have a brand new start the next day. Emptying your mind before sleeping is indeed peaceful.
5) Deep Breathing Exercise
Sit straight and relax your shoulders. Slowly, take a deep breath in, hold and let it out slowly. Yeah, we do this every day but of course, not mindfully. Deep breathing before the sleeping calms your anxieties and reduces your stress. What better an activity to do before sleeping!
We all spend at least 8 hours in the office sitting at our desk. Prolonged sitting periods can be harmful to our back and posture. It is necessary to bend and stretch. But all the more beneficial is stretching before you go to sleep. Quiets your mind and body at the same time!
7) Be Grateful
At the end of the day, express gratitude and thank the universe for a brand new day. Studies show being grateful is good for your psychological health and also physical health. Imagine going to sleep and waking up with a better, healthy mind.
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