January 9, 2012 in 52 Delights Project
Well it’s time to get back on track with the 52 Delights Project and start making some more small changes to my life in the hope that something fabulous comes out of it.
This week I’m tackling sleep. It may sound like a strange thing to spend a week working on because surely it’s as simple as closing your eyes and just get to sleeping, but generally it’s not as easy as that for me.
I take a long time to drift off to sleep usually because, for some unknown reason, my brain comes up with all its weird and wonderful ideas right when I go to bed! Does this happen to anyone else?
I’m going to try a handful of different techniques this week to see if I can have a restful 7 days of deep sleep.
- Regular bedtime. People always say that you should stick to a routine when it comes to getting a great sleep, so I’m aiming to set a regular bedtime of 10pm in the hope that I get to sleep by 10.30.
- Unplugging. Half the time I think my mind is racing because it’s stimulated by social media, internet searches and television right before I go to sleep, so now that all shuts off half an hour before bed. Reading is allowed though. :)
- Meditation. I am going to download a number of different mediatation tracks to help me wind down before bed and focus on my breath. If you have any recommendations, please do let me know in the comments!
- Monitoring app. I recently downloaded an app on my iPhone called Sleep Cycle which monitors your sleeping patterns and attempts to wake you up within half an hour of your alarm in your lightest sleep cycle so you feel refreshed rather than groggy. It’s really interesting and only cost me $0.99!