What do you do when your mind is occupied worrying about something and won’t let you sleep? Yet, you know you need to sleep or it is going to make things worse. Here are some basic activities to try when needing to give your mind a break.
How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. The following tips will help you optimize your sleep so you can be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long.
1. Read a book
Go take your mind to another world, whether it is a fantasy, biography or even a kid’s book. This can entertain you, get your eyes exhausted, or even both.
2. Watch a movie
Don’t feel like reading, but would still like a good story? Go for the movie. If you have Netflix, your favorite genre is at the click of a button. And you can even look for a movie that you know you will be bored by and certain to fall asleep to.
3. Exercise with music
Go get your body in shape. Rock out to some Queen. When you work out, it also helps you to feel good about yourself and those muscles stronger in the process.
4. After working out, take a shower or bath
Again, put on some music you can sing to and enjoy the memories that come with the music.
5. Do some art
Draw a picture. As Bob Ross would do, paint some happy little trees. Imagine yourself in the picture and enjoy the scenery.
Once you have done one (or more) of these activities sleep should come a little easier. So go find your Sleepys bed (See Sleepys.com) and snore yourself away.
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