Sit comfortably on your bed or in a chair. Place one hand on your heart, the other on your belly. Feel the air swirl in and swirl out. Be gentle. Be easy. Acknowledge the many, many tasks you did. Maybe it wasn't a perfect day, but there are always things that we can be grateful for. Did your coffee taste just right? Did the sky look soft, the sun come out? Did you hear a song you love or feel the warmth of freshly cleaned clothes? Were your intentions good?
Take a moment to acknowledge that there maybe things you didn't get to. There is always work left undone. That's ok. That is life. There is always more, always more. We can put those tasks aside for now. If your mind has a hard time doing so, write down some of the things you need to do tomorrow so that you can rest knowing you have a plan.
Do you have essential oils? Lavender, Vetiver, Serenity and Balance are amazing for promoting a restful night sleep. You can diffuse a few drops in water by the bedside, or try rubbing the oils on the bottoms of your feet. Our pores are larger there and able to carry the message through our system- the message is one of calm and peace.
With repeated practice, a nightly ritual of downloading your chore list, acknowledging your good, and then signalling sleep with oils will help ensure you are primed to wind down.
Slumber. You deserve it.
Love yourself always.
Intuitive mother, writer, teacher, wellness coach, daughter, wife, friend and advocate for true belonging and self love.