31. Perform a Body Scan
If you’re having trouble sleeping, try checking in with your body and performing a body scan. Despite sounding a bit medical, a body scan is a relaxing technique you can try before bedtime to help promote better sleep. When you do a body scan, you become aware of your body parts and bring your intention to each one. Start by getting comfortable and relaxed by lying down. Focus on one area of your body until it becomes completely at ease, beginning with your head. Be mindful of any uncomfortable sensations you feel. Focus on them and breathe through them. Imagine your body’s tension evaporating into the air through your breath. Continue to the right side of your body, allowing your shoulders to relax before moving on. Check in with your body after 10 to 20 minutes to see if you feel completely relaxed. Soon, you’ll feel your body start to drift off into slumber.