You know that feeling you get the night before a big day of big tasks? There’s so much to do and your mind is just buzzing with everything you need to accomplish. You know you need a good night’s sleep but it’s hard to shut-off a busy-bee brain.
When a night like this strikes, I always find a brain dump on paper is the best way to clear my mind. By writing it down, I feel as if I’m clearing space in my brain, thus getting it ready for rest.
Keep a pen and pad handy by your bedside table and write down everything you must complete tomorrow. Be realistic with your list. Don’t ever over-promise to yourself – you’ll only be setting yourself up for disappointment. Another handy bonus of making the night before list is you can save precious time the next day as you can get on with getting things done straightaway, instead of compiling to-do notes and reminders that morning. Plus, you most likely will have a good night’s sleep, so you’ll be raring to go on all cylinders.
On a busy day, I usually love to add one to-do that’s about treating myself. It’s like a reward for what you’ve accomplished and it’s a nice way to end a hectic day. It could be anything. For me, it usually involves chocolate or a spot of online shopping. It’s hard to resist either.
Wishing you happy to-do list making and a restful sleep. Sweet dreams!