Many of us have busy lives - work, kids, socialising, doing that thing we've been meaning to do for ages but never quite seem to have the time for - and at times can feel overwhelmed.
And feeling overwhelmed is a guaranteed recipe for stress.
And stress can affect our sleep.
A simple and effective way to reduce worry at night is to write a list during the day.
Yes it's blindingly obvious, but often it's the simplest of things that make the difference.
Make sure your list is:
- Specific and selective
- Realistic and achievable
Hyper-organised, closet control-freak? Consider keeping a facsimile of a list of your lists in the bedside drawer...that should reassure you...
Top tip for a great night's sleep: Write a list of all the things you need to do and remind yourself that you "have a plan" if you start thinking about them at night.