The trick here is to sleep without your smartphone in your bedroom, hence the need for an alarm clock. Most of us are addicted to social media, texting, and email, which are all distractions from sleep, relaxation, and even your partner. Pick up a cheap alarm clock next time your out, and start charging your phone in another room.
Get to bed 30 minutes before you need to fall asleep, and use that time to wind down from your day. For example, if you need 8 hrs of sleep and wake up at 7 am, you need to be in bed at 10:30pm for 30 minutes of relaxation prior to falling asleep. Use this time to read, write down goals for the next day, catch up with your significant other, or something creative like drawing!
Focusing on your breathe by counting from 1-10 as you inhale and exhale, like in mindfulness practices, helps centre your thoughts on relaxing your mind. If you're someone who's mind races when you get to bed, this tip will go a long way. If you need a hand with this one, download the app Headspace here; it's an incredible tool used by some of the world's top performers to improve mindfulness on a daily basis.
If all else fails, you can always 'do nothing' with our friends at The Floatation Centre where you can truly relax.
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