Each day, we provide a series of daily affirmations and reflections designed to help you get that ShineBuzz feeling. We suggest that you read through the affirmations (aloud if possible, in your head if not) and meditate on them for a few moments. You can also choose one or two that speak to you and carry them with you throughout the day. When you’re finished, take a few moments to answer the reflection questions at the bottom in your journal or add them into your meditation, whichever works best for you. Here are today’s affirmations and reflections.

I wake up happy and raring to go. I feel rested.

I go to bed at the same time each night. Sticking to a regular schedule helps me to sleep well. I follow my routines as much as possible even on weekends and holidays. I wake up naturally without needing an alarm clock.

I keep my bedroom dark and quiet. I block out intrusive lights and noise. I hang heavy curtains and run a fan.

I examine my bedding and sleep position. I rotate my mattress every few months and replace it when it sags. I try to sleep on my back or side if sleeping on my stomach causes morning stiffness.

I limit caffeine and alcohol. I have my last cup of coffee in the early afternoon.
I eat a light snack before bed. Instead of heavy food, I sip chamomile tea with a little yogurt or fruit and cottage cheese.

I manage stress. I clear my mind before going to bed. I write down any nagging thoughts, so I can put them aside until morning. I take a warm bath and listen to soft music. If I wake up during the night, I do something soothing like meditating or knitting.

I take days off from working out. I avoid excessive exercise that would interfere with my sleep. I stay active without exceeding my limits.

Today, I make sleep a top priority. I fall asleep quickly and enjoy happy dreams. I give my body and mind the rest they need to stay in shape.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How many hours of sleep do I need to feel rested?
2. How do my partner and pets affect my sleep?
3. What is one question I would ask a sleep specialist?