What if I said to you I had a secret something that would help you:
- recover from distractions quicker.
- make better decisions.
- boost your memory.
And it’s something you can do in your sleep.
Would you be interested?
I just gave you the answer to what that secret something is … because it’s actually sleep!
So many people I talk to have been struggling with getting a good night’s sleep. And it’s taking its toll on their energy, mood and focus.
Which spills over into both their personal and professional lives.
Given all that is going on in the world during this unprecedented global pandemic … it’s understandable that the importance of sleep is flying under your radar.
Imagine the feeling you had after a good night’s sleep …
You likely felt invigorated, productive and inspired as you approached whatever was in front you that day.
I suspect your best days are the ones that follow a good night’s sleep, right?
The question is … how do you make it happen? How do you set yourself up for a restful night of deep sleep?
Create your bedtime rituals
Your body is looking for clues that it’s time to wind down and rest. Think of what helps you clear and calm your mind. It could be …
- Reading fiction books
- Taking a bath or shower
- Listening to music
How might you include any of these when you put yourself to bed?
It’s also helpful to have a set time where you start winding down for the evening and make your way to bed. I like to give myself at least an hour.
Make your bed for sleep
You wouldn’t sleep on your desk … so why would you work in your bed? According to sleep experts, it’s important for your mind to see your bed as a place for rest. This association is broken when you bring in your laptop, phone, tablet or work-related documents.
Instead have a cozy blanket, comfortable pillows, and a fiction book on the bedside table to set the scene.
Shut off the screens
At least an hour before you go to bed, stay away from your computer, phones and tablets. The blue light they emit interferes with your body’s natural way of promoting sleep. Many devices now have settings that reduce or filter blue light.
A good night’s sleep is essential for your overall well-being … both for work and life. These are some simple steps you can take to set the scene for your night of peaceful slumber.