Being organized is key.
A cluttered mind can lead to restless nights. Try jotting down your tasks and to-dos for the next day.
This simple act of creating a to-do list can help declutter your mind and make relaxation easier.
Prioritizing these tasks can further alleviate stress. Concentrate on what's most crucial and let go of the rest. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Ask for help.
Whether in your professional or personal life, remember that it's okay to ask for help.
Sharing responsibilities with colleagues, partners, or family members can lighten your mental load and reduce the amount of worry you carry into the night.
Meditated before bed.
According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation can significantly reduce stress and promote relaxation.
It requires no special equipment - just a few quiet minutes.
One effective meditation technique to practice before sleep is known as "body scan" or "progressive relaxation" meditation.
Here's a simple way to do it:
Lie down comfortably on your bed, closing your eyes.
Take a few deep, slow breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
Concentrate on the area at the very top of your head. Notice any tension or discomfort. As you exhale, imagine that tension leaving your body.
Gradually move your attention down to your face, your neck, your shoulders, and so on, all the way down to your toes. At each part of your body, repeat the process of noticing any tension and letting it go with your exhale.
When you've scanned to your toes, lie still for a few more moments, noticing how your body feels now.
Finally, when you feel ready, slowly roll onto your side and let yourself fall asleep.
This practice helps calm your mind, relax your body, and can make falling asleep easier.