After a day of busy activities, going home and being able to sleep soundly is the hope of many people. But unfortunately, when all the burdens should be released temporarily to sleep, many people are actually hit by overthinking before bedtime.
Finally, the impact of overthinking keeps the eyes awake until late at night, which increases body fatigue. In fact, not infrequently, overthinking at night makes you less productive the next day.
To overcome this, you need to be smarter in managing overthinking. Here are some of the best things you can do to reduce overthinking and improve sleep quality. Listen!
1. Take a shower with warm water
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Beauties, the first thing you can do is take a warm shower after you get home from activities or when you go to sleep. Not just cleaning the body, a warm shower can relax the body after the tension of a day’s activities.
By taking a warm bath, you are guaranteed to be much calmer. Especially if you add a delicious fragrance when bathing.
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After showering, you can continue with journaling. You can pour out everything that is weighing on your mind in a notebook.
You can write down many happy or sad things that you feel today. So, everything is not burdened in the mind and makes emotions more controlled.
3. Reduce playing on social media before bed
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Actually, there is no prohibition against you playing social media before bed. However, excessive use of social media at night can trigger anxiety and even increase overthinking.
Where maybe you will see other people’s achievements, happiness, or sadness, which can make you wonder about yourself.
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Instead of being engrossed in playing social media, it’s better for you to replace it with meditation. This very simple activity is very good for relaxation, increasing concentration, calming the mind, and reducing stress.
It doesn’t take much time, you can just spend at least five minutes, and focus on your breathing, and calm your mind.
5. Create a comfortable sleeping atmosphere and build positive things
Sleep illustration/Photo: Pexels/Ketut Subiyanto
The final way is to create a comfortable sleeping atmosphere and wake up with positive things.
Before going to bed, you can clean your room first and add a calming fragrance. Then, instead of being busy with the questions “why?”, “why?”, and “how?” which is always a source of overthinking, it’s better to think about lots of positive things.
Positive affirmations would be much better. Not only can it make you calm, but you will also be happy.
Those are some simple ways to let go of overthinking before bed. Have a good night’s sleep, Beauties!
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