Home Life Blog: One Thing I Do Every Night Before Bed - Go To Bed More Relaxed!

April 28, 2015

One Thing I Do Every Night Before Bed - Go To Bed More Relaxed!

I have been on a mission to reach my goals in my health, beauty and rest.  

I started working out last month, and by started working out I mean going to Zumba like four times and then stopping or walking/jogging for a week and that's it.  If you follow me on Facebook or if you know me personally then you know that I signed up for a 5k Color Run in May.....MAY!!  This will be my first ever run anything and I can tell you that I am in no shape for this what so ever!    (Update, I did my first Color Run and it was amazing!  I survived.  I recommend everyone try it, I even saw little kids doing it.)  I can barely jog more less run and I finally completed my first full week of Zumba and I feel like my legs are falling off!   This post isn't about my journey to just getting fit though, but about accomplishing my goals.  

I have come up with a way to motivate myself this time and stick with all my goals that I have from here on out (plus it helps me get a good night's sleep).  I simply write in a journal every night before I go to bed.  

I bought this binder at Target (Love that store!).  It's a small one and I even bought the dividers and special paper for it.  My categories are To-Do, Accomplishments, Health, Goals, Notes.  

Befor I lay down, I get out my journal and go through each category.  The way I categorized it is the most stressful thing first (what I have to do the next day) to the most motivational (which are goals and motivational notes to myself).  The idea is as I go through each section I get more and more relaxed (better than being on my phone for 30 minutes before I turn out the light). Here is how I would write in each section. 

-Meeting at 6pm

-Made it through Zumba!
-Went for a walk after
-Jogged a little
-Finished laundry!!

Ate healthy today except for that small piece of candy, did zumba, walked one lap and jogged half a lap. 

-Go to sleep around 10:30 every night.
-Jog 1 mile nonstop.
-Drink more water!

You are a strong woman and can do anything you put your mind to!

This might sound silly, but believe me that it works.  I go to bed feeling happier and less stressed!  I try to focus on the positive things instead of the negative ones.  It's also motivated me to keep trying!  I know I can't turn into a runner within a month but I can push myself to where I know I can at least finish the whole 5k!

If you don't want to spend so much money, you can also do this with a regular spiral or small journal.  Just buy the tabs you can stick onto the pages or make your own out of washi tape.  

What things do you do to reach your goals and sleep better at night? 


  1. Laura La BordeApril 29, 2015

    Jessica I think this is a really great idea. Thank you so much for sharing these great ideasn


    1. Thank you Laura! I'm glad you liked them! =)

  2. This is a great idea. I should really do this instead of watching TV. Good luck with the Color run. I hear they are a lot of fun.

  3. I am that person that lays in bed and checks everything on my phone. I really need to turn off the technology and do something like this!!

  4. This is a really worthwhile idea. Sometimes it's doing the simple things..that extra step that makes all the difference! Btw, I love Zumba and don't make it there 4 times a week so go you! I love the idea of writing daily accomplishments (little or big).

  5. What a cute notebook (I love notebooks). And I really love this idea. I've been trying to come up with a good bedtime ritual and I might try this one.


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