This is so hard! I have little ones so evening is when I can have adult time to myself or w friends or my partner. So it can be hard to motivate to get upstairs, and I frequently get super distracted along the way. My best successes have come w consciousness of time — prepping our dinner along w childrens when we can’t (or don’t want to ) eat w them. Cleaning as I go so there’s not too much tidying. And not starting too long of a show. If I start wrapping up by 9/9:15 I bc an usually be asleep by 10:30.
Thank you so much for your question. It isn’t a matter of what time I get to bed but more so for me to listen and be aware of what my body is saying. If my body is saying I’m hungry first I’ll check if it truly is hunger by drinking a glass of water. If it satisfies then I wasn’t truly hungry. My eyes may be heavy but my mind is wired and racing thoughts are keeping me awake. I’ll put my phone down, shower to freshen up, meditate for at least 10-15 mins, darken my room and make it cooler. These all help for me to give myself enough time within just an hour, for my mind to ready for bed. Thank you for letting me share.
Well, with this pandemic my entire schedule has been thrown off. It might seem surprising considering I work at home, but throwing a little depression and anxiety and my sleep habits are completely messed up. I don't like it, it makes me feel unproductive, and like today I worked until 7 because I just didn't get started until noon. I like being up in the morning, not super early, but early enough to have a morning. Even 8 a.m. everyday would make me happy. I'm not even close to that right now, and I really want to get there, because I think it's a big part of what's going to help me feel better.
I think about the days when I'm not rested, about the stress and brain fog. I think about the tiredness I'll feel tomorrow afternoon & how that will affect my entire day.