One sleep practice every entrepreneur needs to boost productivity.
Do you find it hard to switch off at bedtime, lying awake for hours lost in thought, playing the day over and over again or planning important tasks for tomorrow?
In this post, I’m sharing one powerful way you can overcome this common problem most entrepreneurs and executives face. It will help you fall asleep quickly and transform your ability to get into higher states of consciousness and productivity flow.
All you will need is a notepad and pen!
Sleep impacts everything
As an entrepreneur sleep will make or break you, it’s a cornerstone of your health and performance. Your quantity and quality of sleep is a huge determining factor in your:
- Cognitive ability
- Decision making
- Ability to get into your flow state
- Your mood and how that affects your communication and performance.
So ensuring you get your 7-8 hours of deep restful sleep is a priority. Feeling rested allows you to be fully present and more grounded as a leader.
You are able to show up in all important areas, from your business to your relationships. You give people the best of you!
I’m guessing if you’re reading this you want to wake up feeling refreshed, focussed and energized.
Here’s a simple way you can switch off your busy mind, let go of your workday and enjoy a restful deep sleep to get in the flow more consistently!
Become an avid bedtime journaler
The concept and practice are by writing down the thoughts you are obsessing over you are convincing yourself (ie your subconscious) to let them go and prepare for sleep.
You are releasing the mental resistance that’s preventing you from drifting off.
Before you begin: This practice can be whatever you want, no hard or fast rules here.
There are no expectations, right or wrong way of doing this. Just write whatever comes out. The aim is simply to dump these thoughts onto paper and get them out of your head.
So grab your notepad and pen, here’s what to do:
Step 1: As you replay the day, write down a few keywords or a short paragraph about whatever it is you are fixated upon.
- Note your feelings and where you feel it in your body. With mindful compassion make peace with your problems.
- Ask yourself, why can’t I stop thinking about this?
- What does it really mean and can I be ok with letting this go?
Step 2: On the other hand, are you are stuck in a loop imagining the day ahead, planning what you will say and playing out how you hope it will go.
One of the most common reasons for overthinking in this way is the fear of forgetting to say or do something important.
Write down a ‘do not forget list’ so that your subconscious can finally relax knowing you won’t forget any key points!
That’s it you’re done! Close your notebook with a smile knowing you have let today and tomorrow go and all there is to do is sleep.
Please share your experience or other sleep tips in the comments below