Having trouble sleeping? I am right there with you! Sometimes even when I am so exhausted my eyes hurt I still can’t fall asleep…I lay in bed tracing the ceiling with my eyes, hoping to eventually fall asleep. That is why I have a bedtime ritual! Having a bedtime ritual helps me relax, let go of my thoughts, and relish in some relaxation before drifting off into a dream.
I hope after I share my ritual with you, you can implement a ritual of your own that helps you fall fast asleep.
I always shower before bed, not because I necessarily feel dirty but it helps me wash off the day. I feel the water running on my head is a way of clearing my thoughts and cleanses any energy that I might not want to carry into bed with me. After I shower I turn on a difusser that is on my night stand and put a few drops of Floracopeia Jatamansi essential oil into the water. Jatamansi is supreme oil for relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation. I make a cup of Everveda’s Sleep Tea and slip under the covers. The tea is a custom blend of herbs that are specifically combined to promote relaxation and peaceful sleep. Our feet hold us up all day long and all of our nerve endings are in our feet. This is why I like to show them a little love by massaging them with some Banyan Botanicals Brahmi oil. Brahmi Oil is balancing to all three doshas and is beneficial for clearing and calming the mind and enhancing peaceful meditation. After my hard working feet have been massaged and given some deserved TLC I like to open my journal. I sip on my tea and write what ever comes to mind. This is a good way for me to get any heavy thoughts out of my head without feeling like I can’t stop thinking about them. I know that I have written it down and when I wake up tomorrow they will be waiting to be picked up and thought about all over again. Other times I write poetry or lists, what ever is calling to me I write. Once my tea is finished, my journal is closed and lights go off.
*Another tip that has helped me over the years is plugging my phone in on the opposite side of the room. This way I am not bothered by any technology and when my alarm goes off in the morning I actually have to get up to turn it off.
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May you have endless nights of deep delicious sleep!!