It's okay...take a nap! A 20 minute nap can do wonders during an afternoon energy slump! Are you the kind of lady who can take a quick nap during the day, only to wake up and feel just as tired? Grumman recommends taking a walk! Taking a brisk walk can really wake up your mind and body, sounds like a great time to meet with the Lord!
Exercise - Personally, I could do an hour of kickboxing and sleep like a baby 10 minutes after finishing, my friend can not. If you're like my friend, try finishing exercise at least 4 hours before bedtime. The energy boost keeps you awake longer than you might wish.
-Make your room sleep-friendly. Grumman says, "Pull down the blinds to make it dark so that your brain increases the amount of melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel tired. Your body temperature will rise as you begin to wake up. If you room is too warm, you'll have trouble staying asleep. Keep it cooler than 72 degrees."
-Check out this link on how to make your bed nice and comfy, worth going to bed early for!
-Lastly, get in a nightly routine. Pick an ideal time to go to bed. Currently, my ideal time is 10:30 (although writing this post will put me at 11:30, hehe!) About 9:00 I look at my clock and figure out what I need to do in order to be in bed by 10:30. Once I have everything done (cleaning, getting ready for next day, etc) I wash my face, brush teeth, change clothes, read a little, then go off to sleep. Having a routine helps me prepare for a good nights sleep!