Good sleep habits take time and practice. To do this, you need to rework your lifestyle and shift behaviours.

an image with a sign that says mindfulness. On an article about good sleep habits

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-Tzu

This week is all about reworking your lifestyle and behaviours to support good sleep habits. Keep in mind that this is only the starting week. These things take time and persistence to make into habits.

And they don’t all have to be at once. I encourage you to do at least one thing from each of the four quests this week, but if that’s too much, just do one from one quest. 

To cure chronic insomnia, taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well being is vital. I’m not here to pile more shit on you and make you feel bad for doing something/not doing something.

For example, I mentioned stopping drinking or cutting back. For some, this might be an easy proposition. And for others, alcohol may have been a major thorn in your side for years that you can’t just say “alright neat!” and be done with it. 

Only take on what you can handle at the moment. There’s nothing wrong with pushing yourself a bit of course to develop good sleep habits, but you know yourself best and what you can take on without feeling overwhelmed. Some of the things that I suggested throughout this week will resonate with you – start with those. I, for one, found it remarkably easy to give up social media, create a bedtime ritual, and stop buying junk food. For you, it might be something completely different. 

Start somewhere – anywhere. It’ll be great.