6 Simple Self-Love Sleep Practices
So not having enough time is no longer an excuse!
discover 6 of my simple, yet powerful, ways to practice self-love in your sleep so that not having enough time is no longer an excuse.
I’m sure we’ve all used the excuse “I don’t have enough time” to avoid doing things that might be good for us. I know I have!
Whether this is true for you right now or not, I have outlined 6 powerful, yet simple, Self-Love sleep practices that you can start implementing today, so not having enough time is no longer a legit excuse.
These practices will take no extra time at all. Yes, you heard me correctly – NO EXTRA TIME REQUIRED FOR THESE PRACTICES!
So, if you are serious about showing yourself some more tender loving care, and want to utilise your sleeping hours for maximum impact, then keep reading.
Although I would love it if everyone took their Self-Love journey more seriously than just practicing in their sleep, I do appreciate that many people have very busy lives working, parenting, healing and simply living.
This is exactly why I like to regularly give out tips for how to practice self-care and self-love in easy, simple, and quick ways that don’t take up much of your precious time.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, make sure you check out my previous blog, ‘My #1 Everyday Self-Love Tip (even when you are super busy)‘, for more juicy Self-Love tips.
Self-Love Sleep Practice #1
Play affirmations, meditations or sleep hypnoses tracks while you sleep.
These days, YouTube is a breeding ground for self-help videos and there’s certainly no shortage of sleep tracks for hypnosis, meditation, and affirmations.
You can even find ones for the particular need or desire of the moment. Whether you are looking for peace, clarity, healing, self-love, enlightenment, stress-relief, relaxation or manifestation, there will be a track for it!
The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for shifting your perspective and way of thinking. Positive sleep tracks like these will influence your mind on a deeper level.
And the great thing about this practice is that there is no extra work or conscious effort on your part, other than searching for the right track and pressing play.
Self-Love Sleep Practice #2
Invest in comfortable, pretty, and good quality bedding – think mattress, duvet, pillows, sheets, covers, etc.
When it comes to sleep, quality really can be key, especially if you’re a super busy person that simply doesn’t have the time to sleep longer hours.
Research suggests that a decent mattress can support your spinal alignment and general physical body, reduce stress, alleviate allergy symptoms, prevent tossing and turning, improve your immune system, and increase overall wellbeing.
I promise you, your body and your mind will thank you for it tomorrow, and in the years to come.
If you can’t afford a new mattress then you can always check out a mattress topper for a fraction of the price.
Self-Love Sleep Practice #3
Get some indoor plants for your bedroom.
Plants reduce carbon dioxide and increase oxygen levels, cleaning the air around you and providing healthier air quality, having a direct impact on your physical and mental health.
It has been proven that the presence of indoor plants can reduce stress levels, sharpen attention, boost productivity and improve wellbeing, not to mention they are pretty to look at!
Self-Love Sleep Practice #4
Invest in some pretty, comfortable pyjamas/night wear, or wear nothing at all (definitely no bras or knickers!).
It’s good practice to be conscious of the clothing we wear, especially while we sleep. And the number one thing to consider is comfort.
Are you comfortable in the clothing you wear to bed? If not, then this could significantly reduce your quality of sleep.
Additionally, it can be beneficial to wear more natural fibres, such as cotton, as these are more breathable and better for your skin, pores, and temperature regulation.
It’s advisable to avoid wearing underwear to sleep, including bras. Underwear prevents your bits from breathing and can lead to bacterial infections and general hygiene issues.
Likewise, bras aren’t comfortable at the best of times (hence why I threw mine out back in 2014!), but they can also cause breathing difficulties while you sleep.
So ditch the underwear as a Self-Love sleep practice!
It’s good practice to be mindful of the detergent you use for your clothing and bedding, as this can sometimes irritate the skin and hinder healthy sleeping.
Self-Love Sleep Practice #5
Count your blessings as you fall asleep.
Stop counting sheep and start counting your blessings as you fall asleep instead. This will increase your chances of having positive dreams, which in turn, will increase your chances of waking up in a good mood. A great way to set yourself up for success!
The practice of gratitude and appreciation has been known to create dramatic shifts in perspective and overall life satisfaction. Research suggests it can even improve your immune system and heart function.
Self-Love Sleep Practice #6
Consider if there are there any additional extras that could improve your quality of sleep. Do you live in a noisy house or street? If so, consider ear plugs as a new Self-Love sleep practice.
Does your bedroom face East and get really light with the sunrise? If so, why not get a nice eye mask or invest in black-out blinds. This might also help you sleep longer if you’re prone to waking up early and want to gift yourself a lie in every now and then.
I now invite you to consider all the practices I’ve outlined in this blog and see which ones you can begin implementing today, this week, this month. If money is tight for you then consider the free options such as sleep meditations and counting your blessings.
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If you have discovered any other Self-Love sleep practices along the way, share them with us in the comments below so we can all learn from your wisdom.