Here are some ways to help you create a routine to efficiently wind down before hitting the hay:
Another great way to get ready to sleep is to practice some yoga. Doing certain yoga poses such as the lizard pose or locust pose at night can help release tension from the day. Want to try a night time yoga flow? Here’s a video below.
4. Create a to-do list for tomorrow
Make your morning easier by prepping the night before. Life might have you thinking about millions of things at once. And if you're anything like me, you can become so overwhelmed that you don’t accomplish anything at all. To stop this, try the Most Important Task or MIT approach. Choose three top priority tasks you want to tackle the next day and sleep knowing you've got the next day at least partially planned.
5. Drink tea
If it’s hard for you to calm down after a hectic day, try drinking some herbal tea. Herbs such as chamomile, valerian and lavender have sedative effects. If you are incorporating this in your nighttime routine, make sure you set your teatime at the beginning stages of your ritual. You don’t want to have to take late-night bathroom trips!
6. Take care of your skin
When you sleep, your skin goes to work repairing and building itself. Help it out by cleansing and moisturizing it properly before bed.
Whether it's reflecting on your day, jotting down a fleeting idea, or just expressing yourself freely, writing can help you calm your mind and help build it as well. Writing is known to help you retain information better and build your confidence.