A lack of a good night’s sleep can be a major drag on our happiness. If we don’t get enough sleep, our cognitive abilities throughout the day drop, our motivation drops, our stress goes up, and we tend to make worse decisions.
It is a much-needed rest that helps us to function well and remain healthy and engaged with life.
This journal was designed to help you unwind your mind at the end of the day. The daily quotes and questions are meant to inspire you to end the day with happy, grateful thoughts.
Practicing gratitude daily promotes longer, sounder sleep. (1) That’s the message of a recent study in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. Instead of replaying something that has happened or things that someone said, or worrying about something coming up – you can direct your mind to a more upbeat, positive state.
Just think about all the great things that happened today or list the things you’re genuinely grateful for in life. Plan your day or list the things you can do tomorrow to get closer to the life you envisioned for yourself.
This kind of daily ritual helps establish bliss and peacefulness in your mind and your body takes this cue and begins to prepare itself for a good night’s sleep.
And you know what? A happy heart rests well.
Remember that day? You know the one. The one you can’t remember anything about, yet you remember that you went to bed that night thinking it was just the most awesome day? What was it that made that day so phenomenal? What did you do, feel, sense, experience, or contribute that day? Who did you connect with?