Reduce stress by getting great sleep : How To Sleep Better

I’ve been studying sleep for years. What wet my appetite was what my reiki teacher said years ago. In fact I had to hear it a number of times before I started to ‘get’ it from her. Since then I’m surprised how many people tell me that they don’t get good sleep.

The quality of our sleep is determined by our stress level. Reduce Stress.

What can you do to decrease your stress levels so you get fantastic sleep? You follow a couple of very simple techniques. They are so simple most people dismiss them as being irrelevant.

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You’re ruled by your habits. If you can change a couple of simple habits that help you drift off to a peaceful sleep, you’re likely to reduce your stress levels. This is a loop you’re creating. You’re creating a positive vortex of stress reduction with ever increasing sleep quality. It may take a couple of months. But with a little perseverance you will find yourself jumping out of bed in the morning and skipping off to your work or business.

What types of habits am I talking about?

I suggest you put yourself into a good frame of mind for sleep by eliminating a few stress inducing routines you’ve let build up over the years.

 First of all let’s talk about what you might want to eliminate

Well for a start, anything that’s likely to stimulate you and rev you up. Things like coffee, alcohol and sugars. Yes, we all know about them, but what about the more innocuous things! Things like like watching crime shows on TV, listening to the news, or working on your computer in that hour or so before bed. If you like your TV, watch a sitcom or something softer that doesn’t rev you up. Listen to soothing music, read a book or magazine or listen to a favourite radio program.

 That’s the elimination phase, what about inducing sleep

This is the fun bit. To sleep well, we need to think really nice thoughts. Often with the hustle and bustle of busy life this can be difficult, but not impossible. You need to start somewhere. Your call to action this week is to find a couple of habits that will help you move into a sleep inducing mood.

Let me give you an example. Last night, I watched my favourite footy team on TV (they lost by 4 points, bugger!). I was reved up, so that when I went to bed, i started to have anxious thoughts about money and income. Sound familiar! Well I did something about it by following the routine below. It worked! Next thing it was 5 am and I was ready to jump out of bed.

 Call to Action.

Here are a couple of examples.

Start a sleep routine. Put the light out, find a relaxed position (for me it’s lying on my stomach, one arm up and the other down) and give yourself three suggestions.

  •  Suggestion Number 1: It’s a manifestation:

“I am a Divine creation, a piece of God. Therefore, I cannot be undeserving.” or

“My essential nature is perfect and faultless. It is to this nature that I return.” or

“I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance.” (my favourite) or

“The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.”

Pick one and say it three times to yourself slowly remembering to breath between each cycle.

  •  Suggestion Number 2: Give yourself a suggestion that you’re going to have a fantastic day tomorrow by saying something like, “After this beautiful sleep I’ll awaken refreshed to a fantastic day.”
  • Suggestion Number 3: And lastly, say to yourself two or three times, “I am now asleep.”

 

And that’s it. How easy is that.

You think it’s too easy and that it won’t work for you, don’t you. Well, try it. It may take a few days or a few weeks, and it will work because as you go through the exercise you’re reducing your stress levels a tiny bit at a time.

Have the best outstanding night’s sleep.

Andrew

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