Yesterday, I shared the idea of building your momentum for a great day in the first 17 seconds. Well, the same principle can be used at night to help you release the day and enjoy a peaceful sleep. I’ve always loved sleeping. I’m happy when it’s time to turn in for the evening. But now, instead of being out like a light the minute my head hits the pillow...I keep myself awake for an extra moment and end my day with this simple practice.
I give thanks.
A quick (often repeat) rundown of what I’m most grateful for that day. A few seconds of breathing and releasing whatever feels stuck...stress or issues that certainly aren’t going to be solved right then. I replace thoughts of concern or worry or doubt with thoughts of things I love and am thankful for.
It might go something like this…
“I am so grateful and thankful for my children. I am so grateful and thankful for Matthew. I am so grateful and thankful for my good health. I am so grateful and thankful for my safe home...
...for the food in my kitchen
...for my extended family
...for the sunshine
...for my comfortable pillow
...for my dependable car
…for my friendships.”
The idea is that all of the gratitude leaves no place for the worries.
And even more than that, it changes your frequency (Say what? More on that in a few days…) or your vibe so that you begin to attract more to good into your life.
These shifts to the way I start and finish my day have begun to bring about cool changes in my thoughts.
It's much nicer to welcome the morning on a positive note and wrap up the night by letting go of the day with such a simple practice.
Do you have a nighttime practice for giving thanks?
How do you settle your mind down for sleeping?
Do you often wake up worrying in the middle of the night? What helps?
I love knowing how others handle these human realities. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
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