Pep Talk Tuesday, September 10th

Happy Tuesday friends!  It's time again for Pep Talk Tuesday.  Let's talk for a minute about something we all do...and probably should do more of...sleep.  There are some nights I feel really rested, I get up and feel pretty positive...and then I get to work and start feeling tired.  Let's take a moment and talk about how to set ourselves up for sleep.

1. Build bedtime habits.  Pick a calming activity that you can do every night.  I found a great ten minute Yoga routine that I can do before bed time.  It definitely helps me.  You can also, take a bath or shower, or read a book.  It's harder when you are doing it on an electronic device.  Turn that calming activity into a routine.  

2. Select a cue that triggers you to do the activity.  Set an alarm or use the end of an episode of your favorite show.  Be sure to set the cue at the same time every night so that you are maintaining a consistent schedule.  Start the routine earlier, perhaps 30 minutes, so that you can be prepared when it's time to get some sleep.

3.  Highlight the reward.  You benefit from doing this activity.  You are more relaxed and will likely sleep better.  

Any additional suggestions?  I've also been trying to write in a journal at night as well.  Hope you have a great day!  If you use any of these or have any that you use to share, I'd love to hear them! 

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