Are you someone that has trouble falling asleep? Or do you find that the minute you go to bed, your mind starts racing, thinking of everything that’s happened that day?
As we go about our days, we often accumulate thoughts and feelings towards things that have happened. And just like a computer needs a reboot after being on for too long, so does your brain.
In this ritual, you’ll essentially be giving your brain the reboot it needs, to clear the slate and make space for you to properly rest and digest while you sleep.
Feelings: Feel connected, feel relief
Time required: About 20 minutes, every night before you go to sleep
What you’ll need: A journal (we love the Attitude Gratitude journal found in the Autumn 'Slow' Retreat Box)
- To start your ‘brain dump’ ritual, we suggest popping on some nice music and spraying a scented room mist around your room. Both of these things will help you relax and get into the zone.
- Get your journal out and start writing. Don’t worry about what’s flowing onto the pages, just start dumping words down onto the paper. You could write a reflection on the day, or maybe you just write down a bunch or words for the sake of it. The less you think about it, the better it is. You want to be able to access your subconscious (the thoughts you don’t even really know you’re thinking), rather than your conscious mind.
- If you’re feeling up to it, plan your to-do list for the next day too - your mind will feel extra clear and you’ll wake up tomorrow feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.