Yesterday was one of those days for me. I hadn't slept well and I was super emotional and tired all day long. Little things that might have been an annoyance turned into a big thing. I cried off and on most of the day. I find this happens to me a lot when I'm extremely sleep deprived. I become emotional and things tend to kind of "blow up". I forget things or I do stuff like lock my keys in the car. With all that's going on with us right now, it's sometimes very hard for Tom and I to sleep. I know I can be exhausted and barely able to keep my eyes open and I climb in bed and suddenly my brain turns on and starts the "what about this or this or this" game. I've tried to create a routine where I'm in bed by 10:00 at the latest and I have an alarm set for 6:15 each morning to get up and walk. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day is supposed to help with sleep. Some nights I do some deep breathing exercises or counting exercises or pray to try to distract my mind from it's "what if" games. I don't care for OTC sleep aids so I try to enlist natural ways to calm my mind down.
What kinds of things do you do to help yourself get a good night's sleep?