I feel like the way my night ends spills over into the next day. If I go to bed with an unresolved issue plaguing my mind, I wake up feeling anxious. If the last thing I see before going to bed is an upsetting article, I wake up feeling rather pessimistic about things. Maybe that’s because the thing we do right after our evening activities is sleep and while we’re asleep our subconscious does powerful things. Our brains latch onto the final moments before we dozed off, and then do some crazy things with those pieces of information and stimuli. If your method for shaking off bad vibes is to sleep it off, you may just wake up feeling worse unless you take certain steps before going to bed. It’s surprisingly easy to end your day on a good note, if you’re willing to try. Here are ways to end the day on a happy note.
Even though you don’t feel up for snuggling, grab your boo or your pet for a good cuddle session. When your body is near the body of someone you love, it can’t help but release those relaxing hormones, like oxytocin.