Sleep is a precious activity that we don’t seem to appreciate, until it’s the night before a big game. What I mean by that is we don’t seem to care on a normal day when we go to bed, get up, pray before jumping in, etc. Right when it turns into game day, we want to get a good night sleep, go to bed early, get up on time, etc. The only factory that might be stopping us now is the nerviouses of the thoughts of the game tomorrow night. Now, how do we stop this?

Let’s stop this at the root of the problem. Worrying in the first place.The mind creates a journey that is made up, not true, and tries to trick us. This is called “overthinking” and “mind games”. It happens to the best of us. This is, when we must surrender our thoughts, let it go, and tuck ourselves in bed. Here are some Simple phrases you can tell yourself before bed each night.

Bedtime Phrases:

  1. This is natural and I will gain control over my mind. 
  2. If I don’t accept myself and my mind, I allow my body and mind to engage in a civil war against one another. 
  3. I am able to laugh at myself and my mind’s games.
  4. I can have a sense of humor with this.
  5. My resistance causes tension and discord.
  6. I accept peace and tranquility.
  7. It takes no effort to relax
  8. Relaxation is the state of being my body and mind naturally want to be in.

Written by:

Sarah Grippi

Basketball Mindset