In the next of the Life Hack series of posts, I wanted to look at a way to give you an easier nights sleep – and that’s simply by adding a pen and paper to your bedside table.
I often wake up in the night thinking about something, it’s the way my mind works, and usually it’s something I want or have to do or remember the next morning.
Even though I am generally on top of my diary, waking up like this always leaves a niggle as I can’t really do much about the issue until the morning.
I worry therefore that I won’t remember it in the morning, and if I have actually got it written down in my usually organised diary, so it generally makes me a little nervous to just leave it and try to go back to sleep.
As such I find I have two choices – firstly to stay awake and worry, or secondly to get up and check my diary.
Neither suits me! – so I have now started to put a pad of paper and a pen on or in my bedside table for just such a time.
Now I can easily grab them and write down a quick note or reminder for myself, turn the light back off and go back to sleep without anything having to stay in my mind.
So that’s it – very easy but a very effective and much better solution I’m sure you’ll agree.
This simple trick is something I have done for years, and was also mentioned a while back in a Facebook post by G.W – so thank you if you are reading this!
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