Forget your beauty sleep! You need a long, restful night’s sleep to step up and lead like the boss you are. Catching those zzz’s is more important now than ever because, in the age of WFH, most women are actually working longer hours than they would in the office.
To avoid burnout, it’s essential to schedule in your sleep; if you block it off in your calendar, more power to you! Take a look at our tips on how to boss up your sleep routine so you can shine from the moment you wake up.
Take Time Away from Blue Light
Feeling cranky and tired in the morning will have you seeing red. Chances are, if you’re having trouble falling asleep once you hit the pillow, it could have something to do with overstimulation from blue light devices. We all can relate to enjoying Real Housewives on our TV, while simultaneously texting our girlfriends about Dorinda’s latest tirade on our phones (oh just us?).
The double duty of screens is definitely zapping your attention and can keep your mind reeling long after you power down. Designate 20-30 minutes before you go to bed to stay away from screens and give your body the quiet wind down it deserves.
Five Minute Meditation
Take five minutes right before you’re about to close your eyes for the night to meditate. Focus on your breath and take the time to decompress, or choose a five-minute guided meditation on YouTube or a free app if you feel your mind wandering. This will make a huge difference in the amount of time it takes you to doze off, and it even promotes long, deep hours of sleep well into the night.
Set a Sleep Ritual
Just like everything else in life, getting good at something takes practice—we’re looking at you, sleep! Practicing a sleep ritual each night will help let your mind and body know that it’s ready for bed, and it’s time to let the stressors of the day go. Your sleep ritual might include relaxing with a cup of tea, enjoying a few chapters of a good book, doing your skincare and bedtime routine, and closing out with your five-minute meditation. Getting into these positive sleep habits will help you relax and prepare for your snooziest sleep yet.
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