Benefits of Journaling Before Bed
Do you ever lay in bed at night and worry about what needs to get done the next day or maybe listing off the things you didn't accomplish today? I totally use to be that girl! I'd lay there wide awake and start to feel discouraged because I didn't complete everything that was on my to-do list for that day or I'd worry about a conversation that didn't go well or I wish I would have said this instead of that. The list could go on and on about the worries that can swirl in our minds, right?

There's a couple tips I've learned to help me unwind at the end of the day so that I am feeling peaceful and ready for a good nights sleep.

My favorite essential oil to use in the evening is Stress Away. It calms my mind and helps me turn off the days worries and focus on relaxing. Tranquil is another great essential oil if you need a little extra TLC with falling asleep. It has such a soothing aroma that can help create a calming, serene, and peaceful atmosphere for your bedroom.

Taking a few minutes to journal before bed is another great way to relax your mind. It calms your mind, your heart and whole body. Simply journal for three to five minutes and write out your worries, any jumbled thoughts or stressful situations from the day. Leave all your thoughts and worries on the paper. Over time you will find that bringing out your journal in the evenings will help your body to associate that with feelings of being calm and relaxed - and soon you will just crave to write those thoughts in your journal.

I think it's really important to let go of any preconceived thoughts of journaling. You do not have to be a great writer to journal. You can write out bullet points or list out your thoughts or ideas. It doesn't have to be fancy, long sentences. Keep it simple if this is totally brand new to you. You can even set your timer for three minutes and just journal until the timer goes off; you'd be amazed how much you can write or list out in three minutes.

End your journal session with write out one to three things that you are grateful for from your day. It's important to be aware of all the little blessings that take place within you and around you each day.

If journaling is new to you or you would just like some more helpful tips I'd love to welcome you to my free online community. It is a place for women to discover their joys, purpose and to live authentically. We have a free training in the guides section of the group all about journaling. Hop on in and feel free to take a look around to see if it would be a good fit for you.  


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