I’m getting ready to hit 30 years old in a couple of years and I still manage to stay up like I’m partying in my early 20’s! Lately bed time for this mama is hitting close to 5AM. I really have trouble sleeping.
I see my friends say good night on social media and then wake back up to say good morning. I use to think this was OK. Most days I would stay up working. I’d have deadlines that needed to be met. Now I stay up getting ahead on work, watching YouTube videos, and even text my husband who works nights.
I don’t really know when things changed. I don’t know if it was my procrastinating habits or if I was really just becoming an insomniac. I had to change my habit that’s for sure. I looked into different options to help sooth me to sleep. My Nana was a curandera (A woman who practices Mexican herbal remedies) there are many things I knew I could try.
Here are a few tips that help me sleep.
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Life still happens but I feel better having a plan. I have since then cut back on my work hours and have focused on my health including the amount of hours I sleep.
What is your bedtime routine? Do you find yourself having trouble sleeping?
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