If we asked you the question “How do you function best?”, we could probably guess your answer before you’d opened your mouth. “When I’ve had a restful night,” you’d say. “When I’ve had enough sleep, and I’m not tired,” you’d say.
Sleep is so important to us. It is the thing that revitalizes our bodies in their entirety after every day. It fixes aches and pains, spots and sores, bad mood and negative outlooks. And it is for these reasons we should be doing all we can to ensure a good night’s sleep.
But it is important to remember that good sleep doesn’t begin with the moment your head hits the pillow. Instead, it begins once you start your nighttime routine. This routine should be honed to become as streamlined and effective as possible. So how can you make this happen?
How can you make a nighttime routine to smoothly transition you into that great night’s sleep you both want and need?
Read on for some suggestions...
Do A Benjamin Franklin
The American revolutionary, diplomat, and inventor Benjamin Franklin asked himself one question every night. What good have I done this day?’. Start doing the same. Go through different categories in your head. What good did you do at work? Whether you helped deliver a baby or just helped someone fix the printer, it all counts! And what about in your home life?
If you are a mother, take it one step further? How did you help your child grow today as a person? What lessons in kindness did you teach them? Then, ask yourself what you could do more of and what you should do tomorrow. Similarly, if you’re an entrepreneur or businesswoman, take some time to evaluate your day in that light. Look at the smaller things, like a project that is going well, or a presentation that fell a little flat. Ask yourself what lessons you learned. Then, look at the bigger picture. How is your career developing?
You could do this at a set time each night. We brush our teeth for two minutes per night, for example. Take this time to look in the mirror while brushing and answer the question; ‘What good have I done this day?’
by Iconic Chica Contributors
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