Getting a good night’s sleep. We all crave it. Too many of us simply do not get it night after night and it takes a toll.
Let me share Greg’s story. He commonly worked late into the evening nibbling on snacks as he did. At times he’d have a cup of tea as well, often caffeinated black tea. He’d check his emails then head directly to bed. With his current work project running through his mind, pressures of deadlines and the next day’s schedule added stress to his thoughts as he’d try to sleep. Minutes sometimes led to hours of staring at the ceiling. The bright light of the business across the street lit up his room like the Vegas strip and the noise of people out to the wee hours just added to it all. He’d toss and turn and stress more about not falling asleep. He’d turn on the TV in his bedroom and watch for a while then try to sleep again. Eventually he would drift off only to be jolted awake by his alarm feeling sleep-deprived.
Anything familiar about this? Most of us have elements of Greg’s experience affecting our lives in our own unique way.
Beginning to change your experience of sleep involves one time actions to make much needed changes. It also requires processes integrated into your life over time that become habits to positively support your restful needs.
Set up your environment early, then add processes over time and gradually adequate sleep, rest, and renewal will be yours.
Consider these 3 steps to minimizing external influences in your environment.
Make your room dark – purchase and install black out blinds or curtains to minimize the external stimulus of light.
Make your room even darker – dim your clock radio, turn it away from you, or remove it completely and use your phone or something else for an alarm.
Make your room quiet – consider using ear plugs to mute disruptive noises such as outside chatter, sirens or other vehicles, or even a partner snoring.
Start today and use baby steps where necessary to easily integrate it into your day to day life. Do so and you will…
Release weight, achieve thriving health and begin living your Ideal Life TODAY!
Yours in health,