Modern life provides so many ways to get things done fast. We’ve got computers that work at lightning speed, cars that get us to work fast, and every type of appliance and gadget to get on with life quickly. As to how to fall asleep fast, now that’s a little more difficult! It only makes sense that when we live life at breakneck speed, when it comes to winding down at the end of the day, we simply aren’t able to fall asleep fast. More than likely, your mind is clipping along apace with the events of the day and worries about tomorrow. You may get up at 6 am and, at midnight, there you are, trying to get to sleep, to no avail. Here we’ve got some of the secrets of people who are quite productive during the day and yet have the ability to fall asleep quickly and then, sleep soundly.
How much physical activity do you engage in on a daily basis? If you’re the average person, the answer is probably “not much”. Before the advent of computers, washers and dryers, and all the modern conveniences, people spent a lot more time and physical effort performing everyday tasks. People didn’t belong to gym clubs, sign up for exercise classes or any other formal workout regimen. Manual labor was de rigeur just hanging the wash on the clothesline provided exercise! People who lived in a building with no elevator, climbed the necessary steps to their door. In other words, the question of how to fall asleep fast was not even a question. So, with sufficient daily exercise, your body will naturally be tired and ready to go with the program.
How many things can you do at once? ‘Multitasking’ has become a household word, with positive connotations. You’ll even see ads for jobs with phrases like ‘must have good multitasking abilities’. However, there are negative sides to this most cherished talent. I remember my grandmother advising me to ‘do one thing at a time it will all get done and tomorrow will take care of itself’. This was smart advice. When you’re cooking, just cook. You get pleasure from what you’re doing and it gets done right. You’re not a frazzled mess at the end, you derive true pleasure and relaxation and you can proceed with the next item on your agenda in a relaxed state. My Grandma was a very active person and could fall asleep fast she was tired at the end of the day and her mind was not awash with worries about what hadn’t been accomplished.
True, today we don’t have the luxury of doing just one thing at a time, but it’s highly recommended that you put some space in your day to devote to just one activity. Set aside a time where you put all other thoughts aside and simply relax. Obviously, this is best done in the latter hours if your objective is to fall asleep fast. Take a bath and bring a book to read while soaking. Take a leisurely walk after dinner. Turn off the TV and listen to relaxing music. Keep a journal and vent there you’d be surprised at how this helps you relax. This technique satisfies your mind’s requirement to slow down.
When you engage in daily exercise, take things on a one-at-a-time basis and give yourself the ‘luxury’ of some quiet time for you, you’ll find you gain the magical ability to fall asleep fast! Bring on the Sandman! Yes.