Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 80- How to Easily Shut Down Your Brain at Night
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Ep. 80- How to Easily Shut Down Your Brain at Night

8 Ideas to help you get to sleep and stop those racing thoughts.

Imagine this, you’re lying in bed, exhausted from a long day. You start thinking about the email you need to send to that one parent. Then you start to fix the opening sequence to your jazz routine in your head because it isn’t reading the way you want it to. Then you start to calculate how long it will take you to rhinestone one costume and realize you have some late nights ahead of you. Have you ever had those sleepless nights where your head hits the pillow and the to-do list starts growing in your head? 

If you can relate, then this episode is for you. I’m going to share my own method for controlling the mind clutter before bed to ensure better sleep plus some science about how forgiveness may actually be the key.

Here are some highlights:

  • [4m 33s] Racing thoughts aren’t necessarily anxious thoughts
  • [5m 50s] Forgiveness and Sleep  
  • [7m 29s] 8 strategies to shut down your brain at night
  • [17m 44s] My personal shut-down routine

Resources Mentioned in the Show

Kelly Nolan, time management expert:

Competition Confidence Workshops

For the dancers who need an injection of confidence before taking the competition floor, workshops are available for school teams or studios to discuss mental preparation. We go deeper than just mindset and apply it to dance by identifying their personal “performance numbers” and discussing ways to intentionally shift their body and brain to be in an ideal state when it's time to compete.

Workshops are available in-person or virtually. Click the link below for more info!

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Be sure to visit me on Instagram @dr.chelsea.pierotti for more mental skills advice for dancers.

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