The age-old question . . . how to not be tired all the time? Let’s face it, if you aren’t a morning person, you can’t stand people that are . . . but it’s really just envy on your part. You so wish you could be like them. Don’t worry, you can. Most morning people are that way because of specific life habits, even if they aren’t completely aware of it themselves. So let’s look at some ways in which you can learn how to not be tired all the time.
Never Go to Sleep Angry or Sad
- Dreaming is, in part, your brain’s way of processing your life. It can be looked at as your mind’s attempt to rearrange things in your head so it makes more sense.
- Obviously whatever is top-of-mind for you prior to dozing off is something your brain is going to deal with while you slumber.
- Prior to going to sleep every night recount all of the things you are grateful for. As you do this every night you will find the list will actually start to grow. Positive begets positive!
Do More Things that Bring You Joy
- Have you ever noticed that you have less energy when you are bored? Turn that around.
- Identify the things in life that bring you joy and intersperse them throughout your day. When you are engaged your energy levels will increase.
- It also helps to have something to look forward to all the time. Knowing something that brings you pleasure is on the horizon can help you power through some of your downtimes.
Be Consistent with Your Evening Routine
- Any parent will extol the many benefits of a set bedtime for their children every night. This does not just apply to children . . . consistency and predictability relieves stress and provides calm.
- Establish a set routine every night. No food or drink (except water) for at least two hours before you turn in for the evening. An hour before your bedtime turn off all electronic devices (TV, video games, smartphone). The more stimulated your brain is the less likely you are to fall asleep quickly.
- Take this time to review your top unresolved issues and make a plan to resolve them. This includes any existing issues with anyone sharing your bed. Talk it out and, at the very least, agree to disagree amicably.
Start Including Some Nighttime Rituals that Bring You Joy
- Stand underneath a hot shower. Water is a healing force. It can remind us of the comfort and safety of being in the womb.
- Take a bubble bath, write in your journal, or play some relaxing music.
- Read an inspiring book filled with promise and hope.
- Leave work at work. You can get back to it tomorrow. Tonight is for you and your spirit to relax and replenish.
One of the most underrated aspects of effective time management is getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep is often connected to unresolved issues in your life. Even if you can’t fix all of them at once, give yourself a path for eventual resolution. End each day with positive affirmations and attitude. Everyone you encounter the following morning, including yourself, will be appreciative. It will take some practice but you’ll learn how to not be tired all the time soon enough.
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