We’ve learned how to set a healthy morning self-care routine that leads to a productive day. But what about a healthy bedtime routine? In fact, establishing a healthy bedtime routine can be just as important for setting up a successful next day. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Tips to Set a Healthy Bedtime Routine that Leads to Success
Plan for tomorrow
If you are one of those people who spend all night thinking about everything you have to get done the next day, consider writing a list and plan the time of day you will get each priority item done. Make the plan so your brain can rest from thinking about tomorrow while you are trying to concentrate on tonight.
Take the time to read every day, and you will be surprised how many books you can get through in a single year. Reading will also help relax and reading for only 6 minutes a day can reduce your stress levels by 68%.
In the information age we live in, everyone is attached to their smartphones, absorbing information and staring at tiny bright screens all day long. Staring at small bright light screens right before bed can trick our bodies into thinking it’s daytime and make it harder to fall asleep. But unplugging is not only good for our sleep patterns, it is also an excellent way to take some needed me-time to concentrate on your physical space and the present moment.
Relax or Meditate
For some people meditation right before bed will help them unwind and get a better night’s sleep. For others, just taking some time to relax is all they need to unwind from a long day. Take the time to relax tonight, in whichever way works for you, so that way you can wake up ready to face tomorrow without still being exhausted from today.
Try these tips to get your nighttime self-care routine back on track. Begin implementing some of these suggestions tonight and see if they improve your sleep and productivity the next day. If you are looking for a business coach to help you succeed marketing products you love online, then reach out to Alan with AdvancingWithUs.