Tuesday Tip: Retrain Your Brain

Working should NOT be my #1 night-time priority.   Sleep should be my #1 priority. But my brain doesn’t always do the should.

Does this happen to you? I lay awake and think of 1,000 things I need to do. My brain just wont Alarm Clockshut off.  My friend Dr. Drew Ramsey recommends making a schedule in order to retrain your brain to sleep.

  1. Exhaust your body during the day
  2. Go to the gym after work and work out hard
  3. After a nice meal, read a book or watch non-stimulating TV show
  4. Dim the lights
  5. Have a cup of herbal tea.
  6. 10 pm – start winding down
  7. Turn all screens off
  8. Take a hot bath
  9. Keep lights low while brushing your teeth and getting into bed.
  10. Worried about your inbox? Ask yourself – “Is it more important than my health?”

Add to your sleeping experience with music for tranquil slumber, Jim Brickman’s Soothe For Sleep
Want more ways to soothe your life?  Jim’s Brickman’s book Soothe has more ideas.