Do you ever struggle to get to sleep because you have such a busy mind? 💤
You guys know your girl always has lots going on at once, so switching my mind off at night often proves difficult.
But, I think i’ve finally cracked the code when it comes to switching off, winding down and getting a good night's sleep.
I know this may sound weird, but switching off starts for me in the morning.
And I don’t mean that in the sense that I start to switch off in the morning, but I start implementing practices in the morning that will help my body and mind switch off at night.
Which is why each morning I do my best to move my body.
I honestly notice such a big difference when I move my body during the day and when I don’t.
If I haven’t used a big chunk of energy in the day, then I feel restless and unsettled at night. So that’s my first tip, especially if you work at a desk all day like me, some form of exercise makes the world of difference, even if it’s just a beach walk!
I also find it super helpful to make a to-do list at the start of my day. This helps to keep the mind clear and organised so when I wind down come the end of the day, I’m not worried that I have forgotten anything or all of a sudden having “Oh crap” moments at 8pm.
The next thing I do to help me switch off is have a ‘wind down’ routine!
You guys have probably seen on my Instagram, heard on my pod or read on my blogs that I love a routine, and I have been implementing a nighttime routine for quite some time now. My nighttime routine starts from the moment I stop work and have a ‘switch off’ activity, like walking the dogs on the beach.
Tim & I usually cook dinner around 7pm and then have some netflix and chill time (actually netflix and chill) and then I have my moon mylk at around 8pm, this calms my body and my mind and I feel the relaxation wash over me.
Moon mylk has been one of the biggest game changers for me when it comes to my nighttime routine and switching off.
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Another thing I have found to be sooo helpful is meditation. You guys know meditation is a practise I use for so many different things & switching off is one of them. If I am struggling to switch off, then I will pop on a nightime meditation to help calm my mind.
I always try and limit my screen time after 8pm or if I am on a screen then I use my blue-light blocking glasses to protect my eyes right before bed.
These are my favourite ways to switch off & I don’t always get it right, but I find it so helpful when it comes to calming my mind and body.