8 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

If you are anything like me, the second you hop into bed your mind starts racing and the last thing your mind wants to do is fall asleep! Well today I am going to share with you some of the best ways to fall asleep faster:

  1. Brain dump: When your mind is racing and you can’t seem to turn it off, grab a piece of paper and write down everything that is on your mind. This way you can relax and not worry about forgetting things. Save it all for tomorrow when you can actually work on it instead of just laying in bed stressing about it!

  2. Make sure you are moving your body throughout the day. Getting a workout in is very important, but if you have trouble falling asleep at night try getting your workout in in the morning or afternoon.

  3. Avoid caffeine and sugar before bed: you don’t want to get a high when you are trying to fall asleep.

  4. Develop a nighttime routine: a nighttime routine can help your body relax and prepare to fall asleep.

  5. Turn the screens off: I know you have heard this before, but it is important if you are wanting to fall asleep faster! Stay away from any screens AT LEAST an hour before you go to bed.

  6. Don’t clock watch: Instead of focusing on how many hours of sleep you are getting, focus on how you feel. Your body knows when it’s rested and when it isn’t, so listen to it!

  7. Don’t lose sleep over losing sleep: “I fall asleep now I’ll get 7 hours of sleep…if I fall asleep now I’ll get 6 hours of sleep.” I know we have all been here before, but stressing about sleep will not help you sleep!

  8. Get comfy: make sure you are wearing lose comfortable clothes and add some pillows if you need it.

I hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

XO,

Kenz

Why You Need to Make Your Health a Priority if you Want to be a High Performer

When you are in good health, you will be able to perform at a higher level. If you are in good health you will be able to stay successful instead of burning out. When you look at the most successful high performers, they put their health as a priority on their to do list.

I know you probably don’t want to hear this… but yes, if you want to be a high performer you need to workout, you need to eat a balanced diet, you need to drink plenty of water, and you need to get enough sleep.

Can you be successful without these things? Of course you can. I know tons of successful people that never work out or perform on little to no sleep. BUT, if you want your success to last (if you want to enjoy your life and not burn out), you health HAS TO be a priority.

Your body needs to move. Find a way to workout that you can enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it, it won’t last. Being healthy is a lifestyle and in order to maintain a lifestyle you have to enjoy it. The energy you use to workout will actually help you throughout the day. Most people say they don’t have the energy to workout, but working out is actually how you get more energy!

Food is fuel. And if you are not fueling your body correctly, it will not be able to perform at it’s best. Think of it like this…would you put normal gas into a Ferrari? No. Because you know that if you do that, the car won’t run like it’s supposed to. Well, its the same with your body. Your body is a Ferrari, and the better “fuel” you put into it, the better it will perform. I am definitely NOT a believer in quick fixes or fad diets. I AM a believer in finding a way of eating that works for you, because that is what is going to last.

You need to be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day. That’s it. Period. If you want to be a high performer, it’s something you gotta do.

Rest just as hard as you work. Sleep is EVERYTHING. If you have big dreams, you need to have big rest too.

I know that when it coming to striving for success we tend to put ourselves and our health on the back burner because we think that it isn’t as important as the other things that need to get done. However, I PROMISE you that if you make your health a priority in your life success will come so much easier AND it will be there to stay! Having a healthy body will not only help you be a high performer, but it will also help you to enjoy this thing called life.

XO,

Kenz