You may have heard many people say that routine is the killer, however for those of us who stretch ourselves thin on a daily basis, attempting to solve the wonders of the world, and wear an array of different hats throughout the day, (from CEO to Mom to Elite Power Lifter), having specific and sustainable routines, is what separates the successful and organized, from the stressed and overwhelmed. Routine provides direction and structure, and as Craig Ballantyne so wonderfully put it in his book “The Perfect Day” Structure = Freedom.
As children, most of us were accustomed to a bedtime routine which we followed religiously through our childhood. However, as we moved into adulthood, that same routine was either adjusted or thrown out the window as we entered the demanding world of school and full time work.
Sleep plays such a vital role in our weight management, mood, energy, decision making abilities, and overall happiness. Yet more often than not, it’s one of the first things we tend to sacrifice in order to get through our full to do list. However, if the end goal of the to do list, is to ultimately lead us towards a life of unconditional happiness, one would have to agree that jeopardizing a key component and crucial piece to that puzzle, would not only be counterproductive to the pursuit of our end goal, but also a little crazy! Why is it that as adults, we stray so far away from one of the very foundational rituals, that kept us feeling grounded, and our little training wheels spinning?
Here at Working Against Gravity, we promote and encourage balance, and understand its importance and necessity to ensuring we are living a happy and healthy life. As noted above, sleep is one very essential and key component of this. Below are some suggestions to help you achieve greater balance and a sound night's sleep:
Tips to help create a successful bedtime routine:
We hope these tips help you get some much needed rest!
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