♡ learn to turn off ♡

September 29, 2018

 I find I’m at my most productive at night and it’s not good. It can be 11pm and I’ll be wide awake, wanting to write a blogpost and fully spring clean my room! I don’t know why, I’ve just always been a night person!! I’ve realised I need to turn off because when I need up to be up for 7am, being wide awake at god knows hour doing god knows what really doesn’t help.

All I want to do is being able to not have my mind constantly ticking all night and make me struggle to sleep than tried all the next day It’s taken me so long to sort out my sleeping pattern and so long to figure out how to, I am such a night person but it’s not good for my body - it makes me spend the next day tired and lack of sleep is never a good thing. Sorting out my sleeping pattern was one of the best things I’ve done for myself! Whilst doing it I picked up afew tips which could help someone else.


 One of the most important steps of learning to turn off is gradually ease into it. You can’t force something into yourself all of a sudden it’s about bringing it gradually in so it doesn’t seem like you’re sleeping earlier or going off your phone but you are. Gradually doing it will make it so much easier and make the world of a difference.

Another thing I try my best to do is avoid being on my phone in bed! Being in bed should be for sleeping so I do my best to only read in my bed. Also If I have my phone on me I go to do something productively or doing something to do with blogging so if I don’t have my phone then I won’t be productive in my eyes.

 Brainstorming is efficient way to turn off. Before I sleep I will write down all my ideas in note forms so when it comes to using them I can remember them and when it comes to turning off I can let myself forget about them instead of my mind being racing when I’m going to sleep thinking about them.

 Something that I enjoy and really helps is reading before sleeping! I am trying to read more than I have been recently and spending 40 minutes reading before bed really helps ease my mind as it takes it off everything else and I’m only thinking about my book. It is a nice way to relax and sleep!

 To any night people like myself, finding ways to wind down can be hard but they’re there and tips are helpful! If I could choose I’d sleep all day and stay up all night but I need as many early nights as I can get with school getting stressful and for myself really.

 Bailey ♡ xx

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54 comments

  1. Hi Bailey! I Identify with this so much! Slow and steady is definitely the way to go. I'm finding that the darker nights are helping me to wind down sooner and Winter always makes me want to sleep more.

    I'm trying to get out of the habit of using my phone in bed too.

    I believe sleep hygiene is an actual thing and I think you can find tips and advice on this sort of thing if you Google it.

    Hanna | www.missbeautysaver.com

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  2. I love pinning before bed, it always helps me to relax! Love your tips xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

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  3. I'm the opposite... I get the most done in the morning! But some times I regret getting up so early because then I get tired by evening and my kids are still running wild! LOL!

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    1. I can see why! I’m far from a morning person ahaha

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  4. Staying off my phone in bed is so hard but the nights that I forget its there are the best. I sleep so much better lol great post!

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  5. great post! i tend to have trouble shutting off when it becomes time to go to bed as well. something i like doing is lighting a candle and putting on some youtube videos that has helped me get to sleep for years!

    mich / simplymich.com

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  6. I completely agree I can be the most productive at night too! I love reading in bed and I find it does help me to drop off also if you like tea then I've heard Yorkshire Tea Bedtime Brew works wonders for a good nights sleep!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. It’s my best time to be productive, I’m not a tea drinker but I’ll try it x

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  7. I'm the same! I'll be really lazy in the daytime but as soon as I go to bed I get a sudden surge of energy, and I usually end up tidying my room or sorting out all of my clothes or something. I end up staying really late which is annoying. But I might try your tips, hopefully it'll help me break this habit!!

    Jemina || www.jeminamarina.co.uk

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    1. Yes yes yes!!! This is me but I’m doing a good job is breaking it x

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  8. I do totally relate to you! I am a night owl and I stay up way later than I should, I write most of my blog posts at night, I do all my work at night, etc.. I feel that writing things down, tasks I need to do.. that may help! Reading is also super helpful! I find reading makes me sleepy, great post!

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    1. I think more people then you think are, thank you x

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  9. This is definitely something I need to start doing, I always mean to just quickly pop on my laptop to check emails and then an hour later I'm writing three blog posts! Some great tips here :) x

    Abbey | Diary of a Fibro Girl

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  10. I always struggle turning off, especially because I do a lot of my blogging in the evenings as I work full time. I end up writing blog posts just before going to bed and then struggling to fall asleep as I have so many ideas racing through my mind. I tend to write all my ideas down before going to bed or forcing myself to stop doing anything blog related 1 hours before going to sleep so I have time to wind down.

    Steph x
    www.stephhannam.com

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  11. Love your ideas, I am not a night person as such but can relate to not being able to turn off! I always do a little brainstorm when I feel my mind spinning and it works amazingly everytime

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  12. This is something I'm trying to do too, but it's so hard! It sounds ridiculous but even not going on my phone before bed is a challenge because of that pressure to be constantly online, but I'm working on it.

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

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  13. Try meditation for like 10 minutes before you go to bed. And yeah, your phone does not belong in good sleep hygiene! (Still working on that myself :)

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    1. That sounds like a great idea I need to try it

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  14. It's almost like you're me in the female flesh. 😂
    I'm also a night person. In fact, it's become a habit to stay up late until 2-3AM. It's affecting my health and sleep pattern, and I'm trying to kill this old habit, but it's so hard! Now, I'm taking things slowly, one at a time. I've started with my phone. I'm teaching myself to go to bed without my phone, but in this case, I'm a very slow learner. Pray for me.

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    1. Omg that’s so like md and same ahaha good luck

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  15. Man can I relate to this! Unfortunately I'm on medication due to my insomnia. I'm trying different techniques to help improve my sleep. I started journaling again so I can do a mind dump. My entries are getting longer because I have so much on my mind!

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  16. lovely post! i try to turn off my phone when i get home after last appt.

    Joy at https://www.thejoyousliving.com

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    1. That’s a really good idea, wish I had this willpower

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  17. I'm also a night person, with less noise I get to focus more especially to write my blog posts.

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  18. Great tips! I agree that it's better to go gradually into it otherwise it's just too extreme for your body and won't work. For me it depends... Some days I'm a night person, some days I'm a morning person... Really strange... I used to love to read before going to bed, but I feel like I have to do so much for my blog that I gave it up a bit (badddd!!!!) I need to go back to it ;) Like you said that helps! :)

    Laura
    https://peanutsandcacahuetes.com/

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  19. I’m actually terrible when it comes to putting my phone down and coming off Netflix at night! Great post xx

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  20. I find reading really helps me to switch off too, it's so relaxing x

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  21. Good tips Bailey. I suffer from this too. Another good thing I did was stop watching TV in my bedroom and only using it for sleep at night - not for relaxation time or TV time beforehand in the evenings.👍
    Helen
    www.helensjourney.com

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  22. Sometimes I get a sudden burst of energy late at night when I’ve been tired all evening, it’s so frustrating! I find having a long bath helps me chill. I need to get back into reading again, that was always so relaxing. Great tips! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. That’s me and I have stopped so I want to as well! Thank you x

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  23. I’m so guilty for being on my phone all the time in bed lol �� I have all these books I need to read but it’s hard to switch off

    Https://www.glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

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    1. I am doing it rn replying to these comments!

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  24. Lovely work! Very relatable blog post!

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  25. I love reading on a night too, helps me switch off from everything, especially as I work full time and blog too! Great post hun :-) x

    Sophie | https://sophieschoice.co.uk

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  26. I can empathise with you so much! I am writing this at 10:00 pm after downing a can of Red Bull, I should really write some of these tips down. I might need them in the near future

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  27. Love this post! This is something I’ve always struggled with too, why do good ideas always come in the middle of the night? 😂🙈 x

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    1. Thank you! I never realised so many people were the same, I guess it’s just how our mind works x

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