Struggling to Wind Down at Night? You're Not Alone!
Ever find yourself wide awake with worries just as you hit the bed? It's a common struggle. After a day filled with constant hustle and bustle, our brains seem to reserve the quiet of night to process everything. But don't worry, there's a way to ease into a peaceful night's sleep!
Introducing 'Constructive Worry Time'
I often recommend to my clients a simple yet effective practice: 'Constructive Worry Time'. It's a designated period in your evening routine, preferably a couple of hours before bed, dedicated to jotting down all your worries and thoughts. This practice isn't just about writing; it's about transferring your concerns from your mind onto paper, which can surprisingly free up a lot of mental space.
Why Does This Work?
This simple act of writing down your worries helps in two ways: Firstly, it allows you to see your concerns more objectively, and secondly, it provides a sense of closure, signalling your brain that it's time to rest.
Stay Tuned for More Tips!
We've got more tips coming up this Friday on how to make your nights more restful. From sleep hygiene to relaxation techniques, we'll cover it all!
Special: The Journaling Game-Changer
Journaling is a powerful tool, but it's not just any journaling that we're talking about – it's a focused exercise that involves three key questions to effectively wrap up your day. This practice, done a few hours before bed, is crucial for transitioning from 'doing' to 'being'.
Curious about what these prompts are?
What do I need to do tomorrow?
Is there anything I can do now that will make tomorrow feel easier?
What have I achieved or accomplished today?
Remember, good sleep isn't just about what you do right before bed; it's about how you manage your thoughts and activities throughout the day. 'Constructive Worry Time' is a step towards mastering this balance.
Looking forward to sharing more insights with you!