I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately. For the past few months, living in quarantine has completely messed up my sleep schedule.
Like if I didn’t have a daily planner to keep track of time I probably would not know what day it is right now.
Since I usually do a new challenge every month, I decided to try this mindfulness challenge I found below to help me sleep better.
Many people tend to confuse the terms mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on “some-thing” while meditation is the practice of focusing on “no-thing.”
What I love about practicing mindfulness is that you can do it virtually anywhere you feel comfortable and the practice is very informal.
One day is never the same as the next so you might start off by taking deep breaths one night and end up tracing the fingers of your hand the next!
There can be so many reasons why people have difficulty sleeping, but one of the main reasons is linked to stressors.
These stressors can be related to work, school, family, or in my case all three.
When you lay down with so much stress on your mind problems such as anxiety, lack of concentration, memory loss, mood changes, and irritability can arise.
Taking the time to thoughtfully acknowledge your breaths, muscle movements, and heartbeat can be so simple yet so relaxing.
These techniques challenged me on new levels to help me alleviate stressors and it all starts with an open mind.
Here are the mindfulness practices that improved my sleeping habits the most!
“Breathe in the color blue, breathe out the color red.”