How to #BeKind at bedtime
I’m familiar with waking up before the birds, never to return to sleep, then stumbling through the day with a tiny, invisible pixie tugging at the bottom corner of my eyelid (if you’ve had a stretch of sleeplessness you’ll know that pixie).
I’ve tried all the cures: meditation, lavender oil, a self-imposed ban on electronics after 6pm.
FIND THE TIME
But I don’t think it matters when we sleep, as long as we do it.
So when you’re tired, if possible, sleep then. On your days off, get your partner /flatmate /friend to allow you to sleep in by taking over whatever chores, childcare or work would normally get you up. Have a day in bed.
HELP EACH OTHER
You can return this kindness; if someone you know just doesn’t get enough shut-eye, offer to give them a lie in by taking their tasks off their hands.
If you still can’t sleep, try to rest, think about what makes you happy and set yourself a promise to make time for those activities.
We are under so much pressure to be busy, no wonder it is hard to stop, as if sleeping isn’t important – when it is essential for our wellbeing and sanity. Sweet dreams x