Developing an effective wind-down ritual at the end of the day is simple, but it can have long-term benefits. This straightforward routine can include anything that relaxes you: writing, stretching, or reading a book.
Performing the same ritual, even for a few minutes each night, helps cue your body that it’s time for sleep. Here are five simple ways to help discover your perfect wind-down ritual:
Set A Bed-Time Alarm
You set an alarm to wake up in the morning, so why not set one for bedtime? A bed-time alarm reminds you that it’s time to power down your technology and start preparing for sleep. Establishing a consistent sleep schedule is one of the most impactful changes you can make to improve your life. Especially if you’re an athlete, prioritizing your sleep is key to your physical health.
Write A To-Do List
As you lay in bed, does your mind wander to everything you’ve done today and have to do tomorrow? Try jotting them down. It’ll not only help you process your day, but also improve your sleep via cognitive offloading. When your mind isn’t racing, it’s easier to drift off to sleep.
Engage In Proper Hygiene
Have you ever tried going to bed when you feel dirty and sticky after a long hike? Sometimes it is unavoidable, but when you can, maintaining proper hygiene can help you fall asleep faster and have a more restful night’s sleep. Nobody likes when their breath or floss smells bad or feeling grimy in general. put your mind to rest and go to be feeling like your best self by establishing an oral hygiene habit with Grïppï manual toothbrush.
The more you take time to recognize what you’re thankful for, the more naturally grateful you’ll start to feel. Try writing down one or two things you’re thankful for each night. It can be something small, such as a good meal. If writing isn’t something you enjoy, try practicing gratitude through “habit stacking.” Pair your gratitude exercise with something else you do every night, and you’ll start to link these things in your mind. For example, try thinking of things you’re grateful for while brushing your teeth.
The specifics of your wind-down ritual aren’t as important as the consistency. As your wind-down routine becomes a habit, your body will naturally start to relax and prepare for sleep.
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