Friday, March 16, 2012

How can a piece of paper and a pen help you sleep better?

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:

  1. Specific and selective
  2. 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.

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