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5 Ways to Clear Your Mind Before Bed

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Benjamin Franklin

You can tell a lot about your sleep habits by how you wake up in the morning. When you wake up feeling sluggish, deprived of sleep and fearful of the day to come, your body is communicating with you that maybe developing some positive sleeping habits might improve how you begin each day and your ability to settle at night.


There are just those days where you feel sluggish and want a (me) day which is okay, it’s important to have those days to reflect, shut off from the world and to be one with ourselves.


While it might be easier said than done, taking charge of your sleeping habits is possible.

Here are some tips to start making yourself feel cozy at night and wake up full of energy, or even just waking up not feeling like you want to jump back in bed.

Journaling Before Bed

If you haven’t journaled before than this might be difficult at the beginning but with time it won’t even be a task it will become so normal that not doing it will feel like you haven’t brushed your teeth!

Setting aside 10 minutes to journal before bed can help you get to sleep better and wake up feeling good this is because before you slept you put yourself in a positive state of mind.

When journaling it’s important to think about all the good things that happened throughout the day, think about the people you met or if you learned something new on that day. Write at least 5 things you’re grateful for, from your warm, comfy bed to having a roof over your head. There are so many amazing things around you to be grateful for and by showing gratitude to what we already hold we can only invite more positive experiences into our lives.

Read Inspirational Books

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot

It’s important that you choose your books carefully, you don’t want to read a homicide an hour before bed. As this is only going to end as a nightmare and disturb your sleep. And we don’t need that…

I suggest reading books that inspire you, that encourage you to pursue your dreams. Books like these will not only make you feel good, they will also play a vital role in reprogramming your mind for the good.

My favourite books include The Good Vibes, Bible, Vincent Norman on The Power of Positive Thinking. But there’s plenty of books out there that you can fall in love with and it doesn’t even have to a inspirational it could be a love story, drama, comedy just not homicide! Find something that enchances your imagination, that teaches you something new to stimulate the brain and you get you excited to share what you’ve discovered in these books.

Focus on Your Breathing

Before you go to bed, spend five minutes focusing on your breathing. To do so, close your eyes and exhale deeply. This can be taken further by using your imagination. 

By using your imagination, you are not only able to drift off to an awesome sleep, but you are also able to tap into the law of attraction. This allows you to send your intentions out to the universe in which what you give out, you return back to you if your vibration is in line.

Take a Hot Bath

A study found that bathing in water between 104 and 109°F (40 and 43°C) for at least 90 minutes improved sleep quality. (Healthline)

It is not only beneficial to take a hot bath before bed to promote peaceful sleep, but the process of running a hot bath is calming and gives you a spa-like experience. In my opinion, the use of your favorite bath soaps can also make a major difference. In my case, it’s Ritual of Meher, which enchants your mood with a scent of sweet oranges and cedar. It leaves me feeling warm, happy, and calming.

Have a Cup of Decaffeinated Tea Before Bed

Drinking coffee at night may not be the most sensible thing to do. Coffee works wonders when it’s needed and when it’s consumed at least six hours before you go to sleep.

If you’re like me and enjoy a cup of hot beverage before heading to bed, a decaffeinated hot drink will do just that. It will give you the warmth and comfort you need to feel cozy and drift away to sleep.

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.

Buddha
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Positive Affirmations for September

Hello New Month!

As each new month begins, we begin a new page….

The 1st day of a new month should be celebrated with enthusiasm and gratitude. A new month is a blessing and we should grab it with both hands. New month simply means new goals, an opportunity to take up a fun hobby, try something you wouldn’t normally do. For example, meeting a new friend while walking your dog, venturing to the theater by yourself, or getting a new fab make-over or that bag you’ve been saving up for!

Whatever makes you happy, whatever makes you feel good within and out, do it. That beaming light shining within will be a force of energy that will be unshakable and have a positive impact on your life and the life’s of those around you.

“Let this new month bring great miracles, new visions and greater blessings for you and your beloved ones.”

– Rajesh Goyal

Morning Affirmations

  • This is month will be a great month, I will laugh more, dance, sing and provide joy to someone else
  • I am blessed to be alive on this very good day
  • I love looking in the mirror and seeing the amazing person I have become
  • I attract all good things to me

Evening Affirmations

  • Today was a good day
  • As I come home from a long day, I am grateful to have such a lovely home to come home to
  • I look forward to resting my body so it’s all ready for a productive day tomorrow
  • Thank you God for guiding me today
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6 Tips On How To Change Your Mindset

Even the most positive people in the world experience sadness, loneliness and hurt which is OKAY. Its how we handle the difficult times when they come, we can choose to remain in the negative vibration and dwell on what happened to us or we can decide to keep fighting through and have faith that everything will be okay in the end.

As humans, we have the power to change our thoughts. This can be accomplished by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, by remembering special memories, and by engaging in activities that bring joy to our lives.

Top tips that can help you go from a negative to a positive

Meditation

Mediating is the best way to raise your energy and to reach a calm state of mind. Guided meditation is great to use especially when you are new to meditation. All that is required is to find a peaceful place to sit or lay down and peacefully drift away while the renewing of your subconscious mind takes place.

If your new to mediation the below video might be good point to start. It’s focused on creating the life you want to encourage you to chase your dreams, goals and be the best version you can be.

Listening To Music
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When the feeling of loneliness creeps in, I find that listening to your favorite music can dramatically shift your vibration. I love listening to Sam Smith, Burna Boy, jazz, classical and some good gospel music to sing and dance along. Just losing yourself to your favourite music and being free can have a massive impact on your whole mood.

Food Glorious Food

Food is your best friend especially when you are feeling under the weather. I adore food as it brings so much happiness and comfort. So cook yourself your best meal or if you are like me just order In! You deserve it.

Talk To Your Bestie

True friends will always be there for you, through the bright and dark days. Reaching out to a close friend and grabbing a coffee at Caffe Nero can be very relaxing. Sometimes we just need to load out so we can feel some sort of release which is good for us.

Inspirational Books

My all-time favorite books are The Bible, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Becoming A Leader by Dr. Myles Munroe. These specific books and many others have changed the way I look at life and I couldn’t be more grateful for it! So Thank you.

Motivational Video

When I was in year 11, my headteacher showed us a YouTube video at our assembly. The video was so inspirational it left with me goosebumps. I knew from that moment something in me had changed for the good.

This is what I needed to hear especially at the time when I was finding myself in the world. I remember heading home with so much excitement and googling all the speakers to fill my head with their positive words and till this day they have inspired me and I am consistently trying to work on my dreams, my mind and keep fighting through even when life seems impossible.

I am grateful that I voluntarily attended the assembly cause if I hadn’t I would have never known about motivational videos and the direct impact they can have on your life. By fair means, I would have been lost.

Below you will find the motivational video that made a big difference in my life. It is my hope that you will find inspiration in it.