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Transition from Activity to Rest to Get a Good Night's Sleep

By Paige Bradley-Pecoul

WED JUL 28, 2021

“We are all powerless without the grace of sleep.” Tracey Stanley

Do you wake up tired, spend all day waiting to go to bed, only to find yourself unable to fall asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night, and stay awake due to a chattering mind? Does deep, restorative sleep elude you?

If so, you are not alone. In fact, it’s very common. But, just because something is common, doesn’t mean it is normal. Accepting it is to deny yourself the vitality that consistent sleep brings.

Modern culture is masculine. All day we go, do, accomplish, produce. Sleep is the nectar of the Goddess. Feminine, cooling, healing, restorative, nurturing.

The balance of both will give you the stamina to do the things your daily life requires without becoming exhausted. When the level of rest you receive matches the output of energy you expend you thrive.

So, how can you start getting a better night’s sleep?

Just as the sun slowly sinks into darkness, you can consciously transition from activity to rest.

  • Close out your work day. Make your to-do list for the next day, and walk away.
  • Sit quietly, breathe deeply.
  • Scan your body for pockets of tension. Stretch what needs to be stretched.
  • Lie down on the floor and let the built up energy of the day drain away. Stay for 10-15 minutes.

You deserve to feel rested and restored.

Sweet dreams dear ones!

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If you desire to be guided through this evening transition, join me in the virtual studio for Unwind and Clear Your Mind on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:15.

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