– Do you stare at bright screens before bed?
– Do you sleep with your phone
Although I have no issues with sleeping, seeing the words sleep hygiene made me reflect upon my night and morning routine. They need to change.
I was going to watch some TV before bed but I decided to turn everything off, light some candles, and after I finish this blog post I’m going to close my computer and just sit in silence for a little bit before heading to bed.
I don’t have any peer-review journal articles to site to back up my claims but I believe that the energy you surround yourself before sleep and after you wake up are critical. If you fall asleep to a crime show, or sleep with the TV on during the night, I believe that’s bad for your psyche. You don’t know what kind of subliminal or subconscious messages are seeping into your spirit at night.
As for my Facebook hiatus..that lasted like 5 miliseconds. Every day I found a “valid” excuse to log on (Oh…I went to the U.S. Embassy, I met some Fulbrighters from another country, my make up looks bomb, I’m in Italy for the first time…. you name it).
It’s gotta stop though – pause, my neighbor just like randomly yells through the walls sometimes and he might be insane (he just did it now but I have no idea what he said because he yelled in French) – anyway yes, I need to drastically reduce my time on social media.
In conclusion, be more present and take care of your psyche.