Five Things to do when you CAN’T SLEEP
It’s way past your bed time and you find yourself tossing and turning on your bed. Your body is tired and is more than willing to welcome slumber land but your mind wouldn’t allow it. What should you do? Count sheep? Surf the net? Watch random cute videos of pandas and kittens? Nah! Try these five tips instead.
1.Work on a chore.
It pays to be productive if you can’t bring yourself to sleep. Wash the dishes, fold your clothes, shine your shoes, do the laundry. Trust me, you will not run out of chores to do. By the time you finish your work; it may seem forever but in reality it’s just 15 minutes, nonetheless you will be super tired, even your mind would want to rest.
I find myself most creative during this time of the day. So I write whatever comes to mind. If you have a blog, write a blog post (ehem). If you’re a budding author, work on another chapter of your book. If you’re a secret poet, bring that Shakespeare out and write a sonnet or two.
If you are a bookworm, then this tip most probably will be on top of your list. Go and read that last chapter of your favorite novel. But if you are more into magazines then check all the latest trends that fancy your eyes and browse away.
4. Listen to calming music.
This is my personal favorite. I just double tap on my Spotify app and play Spirited Away soundtracks or Yiruma compositions and I’m ready to sail into slumber land. Find the genre that suits your taste and calms your mind. Even if that means listening to punk rock or heavy metal, if it helps sets your mood to sleep, then go for it.
5. Catch up with someone.
If you’re energy is still up, then call a friend or loved one (so long as that person is most likely awake during this hour or else you might be destroying bonds instead of building it). Constant meaningful communication is key to strengthening relationships. However, if everyone else is already asleep, then send them messages that would bring their mood up once they awake. Your name will be the first thing they see on their phones the next day and you’ll have that advantage of brightening their day up with your simple but sweet text.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. Sweet dreams, everyone!