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 make sleep a top priority.

I adopt habits that make it easier to get a full night’s rest.

I go to bed and wake up at a consistent time. I calculate what time I need to get up and work backward from there or use an app that does the math for me. A regular schedule lets my body and mind know when it is time for bed.

I take a warm bath or drink a cup of chamomile tea. Soothing bedtime rituals help me to fall asleep faster.

I block out disruptive sights and sounds that could keep me awake. I turn off the television and other bright screens at least two hours before retiring. I use a fan or white noise machine to mask car alarms and loud stereos.

I replace my pillow and mattress as needed. Proper bedding helps to prevent tossing and turning.

I cut back on caffeine and alcohol. I finish my last cup of coffee at least 8 hours before bedtime. I drink water instead of having a nightcap.

I manage stress. I deal with tension by meditating and exercising regularly. I have pleasant dreams instead of staying up worrying about work.

I talk with my doctor if I have trouble sleeping for an extended time. I discover options to help me get back on track.

Today, I go to bed early and enjoy a full 8 hours of sleep. I give my body and mind the rest and restoration they need to keep me healthy and productive.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are 3 things I love about sleep?
2. How does my partnerÕs sleeping habits affect me?
3. How do I feel when I get a full nightÕs sleep?