TIPS FOR SWITCHING OFF AT NIGHT

TIPS FOR SWITCHING OFF AT NIGHT

Switching off in today’s modern age can be difficult. The past year I’ve really struggled with switching off at night and unwinding so I thought I’d share with you my top tips for unwinding and getting a good night sleep.

 

NO TECHNOLOGY 
This one has been the most difficult for me personally. A lot of my life/job is online and creating a balance between normal work hours whilst still getting everything done can be hard. I would go to bed and stay up till all hours on my phone doing things that could really wait until morning. Make your bedroom a no technology zone. It will be hard to break the habit but it seriously makes a world of difference. No phones, no computer, ipad or TV. Make your room a place for sleep (and intimacy of course).

ROUTINE
Another thing I’ve found super helpful is creating a routine during the late afternoon and just before bed. I now finish all sort of laptop work at 5:30-6, go for a walk or do a work out then come home make dinner and relax. I think it’s important to give yourself so ‘me’ time in the late afternoon to unmind and forget about work. About half an hour before bed I make myself a tea which really relaxes me.

MAKE LISTS
I usually try to do this just before I finish up my working day. I create a list of any jobs that will need to be done the following day. This really helps me not to stress after I finish the days work.

RESOLVE IT
There are too many times I’ve had an argument with someone or had to ask someone an important question – whatever it may be – and I haven’t. what happens? I end up having the worst possible sleep. My advice would be, if you can, resolve the issue/answer the question/deal with before you get in bed.

 

What are your top tips for switching off at night?

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2 Comments

  1. 1

    Lovely post, it is so important to wind-down. I like to light a candle and just relax, I also have downloaded a few apps that have a collection of ‘relaxing music to sleep to’ and my favourite is the ‘Tibetan music’ (so random but I love it, completely relaxes me) you should definatly try it and see what you think!! x

    LondonBeautyxx

  2. 2

    Great tips! I’ve always tried to make my bedroom a no technology zone – I have my computer plugged in in my living room, I don’t have cable service in my bedroom – but somehow my phone ends up in my hand while I lie in bed.
    What helps me get to sleep is a cup of something hot and a good book.

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