Are you waking up tired in the morning, even after a long night of sleep? If you are like most
people, you are already doing all that you know to remedy the problem but you’d love to hear some new ideas and solutions. There area few things you can do with both your bedroom and routine to help you get that better sleep you deserve and need!
START AT NIGHT
Everyone has weaknesses in their morning routine, so let’s try to reduce the confusion and chaos the night before. For example, gather your clothes (yours and the kids) together and set them aside to save yourself the anxiety of staring into your closet and making those choices in your morning zombie mode. After all, it’s the prepared that succeed!
MAKE THE SPACE
Is your room inviting you to deep sleep? Rooms that are too bright or don’t have enough airflow can really mess with the ability to sleep deeply. Our suggestion is to ask a contractor to install a couple extra windows. This way the air flow can stream through the room, keeping the air from getting stagnant which can lead to congestion and fatigue in the sinuses. Remember that windows bring more light, so be sure to also install black out window shades or shutters. This allows you to keep it dark while enjoying airflow and the option to open up the room to more light in the morning. Nothing to loose here, except the fatigue and sinus pressure!
YOU BE THE SUNSHINE
The sun is going to rise regardless of what side of the bed you choose to wake up on. And, yes I said “choose”. I know you might be tired (maybe go to bed earlier?) or dreading the day ahead but only you can decide how you feel about your day and whether your fears or frustrations will rule you. When you wake up – just smile. Even if you feel stupid and inauthentic, smile anyway and keep it there. While (possibly staging) you grin, think of everything you love and are thankful for. Life can be crazy but it doesn’t mean YOU have to be. So make a different choice. You be the sunshine!
WAKE UP TO PEACE
Having the glow of red lights and the activity of phones and computers can really rob you of your restful sleep *and* waking. Look around your room. Is it restful? Do you feel warm and energized when you wake? If not, take inventory of what’s stifling you and get some change happening. Whether it’s in need of moving cyberspace to another room, painting with uplifting colors or even a total remodel, you decide what needs to happen and then get it done. Getting proper peace and rest is vital to good health and prosperity.
It’s common knowledge that physical activity is important for both your mind and body, but it can be really difficult to find the time to fit it in to our busy schedules. If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body which will in turn, not only set up your day with energy but also the rest of your life.
This is perhaps my favorite step. It is the perfect compliment to all the other healthy recommended steps. Connect. Connect to both gratitude and love with yourself and your loved ones. Take the time to smile at yourself. Be proud of how far you have come and the possibilities you have left to explore! In the same way, imagine how that would inspire your loved ones if your spouse or children were to hear the same thankful and empowering messages!!
So make a commitment to yourself out of love to energize your day by planning ahead, feeding your mind and body well and by holding love and gratitude in your heart. It will bring more beauty to your day and put a smile in your heart…. I promise.
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