Finally after 50+ years I can sleep, because I learned to turn off the hamster wheel in my head and truly accept the fact that all that shit will still be there...tomorrow. One Benadryl at bedtime helps, too.
Take drugs. I mean...sleep aides. Trazodone works great for me. Also, if you are 1/2 serious about over-active bed brain, take 10 minutes before hitting the sack and write all of those little bits down...on paper. It really helps to get those top of mind things out and frees the brain to work on the deeper stuff. Good night!
What! you do this reflection-thingy instead of some ipad surfing with ipod playing to your ears? :)
BTW, to be effective you should start this reflection 2 hours before you go to sleep. You should also sleep before you get to last two steps - remembering hatees and creating question list, instead just imagine that all hatees have reformed and all questions have been answered. You will get better sleep and a better tomorrow.
-_- I sometimes the same thing night after night.... I have foud that it really helps to meditate, do sleep yoga, or change my exercise/eating habits. That's just the tip of the iceberg though. Not to say that it doesn't do A LOT OF GOOD.
Totally agree with most items on the list, except the hating people part... just don't hate anyone, not even my enemies! Prefer to remain thankful for all the better things in life.. and there is plenty ..
i do that before i go to sleep i wonder if you could feel yourself going to sleep like how i never remember when i wake up when i went to sleep but would you stay awake if you could feel yourself going to sleep like you can feel yourself closing your eyes :)
optimistic Thinking always is always good....it is our duty to thank god for still living till..now ...that we can still move..breath and smile.....see people deal with them ...and make unforgettable happy memories....if you have a day that you felt cursed or had a bad luck....also think about it in a good way....and thank god also...because what to do if that situation got worse or something else...everything we do or event that we don't know about it good or bad is always good for us... i believe in that!!!.....before i sleep i always think about what good i did and be glad...and what bad i did and think about a way to change it to be better!!!.....
Me, I'm thinking/coding till the point I pass out, then I go to sleep and travel to the weirdest places. Most of those things that you do before you go to sleep I ask myself the next morning before I get up and when I'm in the shower, and then I end up with a prioritized to-do list for the day (I have shower notes now)
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Before I go to sleep, while I am driving my car, while I am day dreaming, while I am on the phone waiting for someone to pick up or while I am on hold. Oh yes very much, Meditation helps, but reflecting on your mistakes and future possibilities helps you prevent the same mistakes from happening again. It is also very nice to dream of what if and work to make it happen!
what i do sometimes to shut down the mind is to imagine that i didnt learn any languaje so i play a little game where its not allowed to think any words, its like unlearn your languaje. Its not easy at first but im getting better.
No. I think this is why so many people have insomnia - they spend too much time and build up too much anxiety thinking about things while lying in bed. It's much healthier if you do your thinking before getting into bed. Then right before getting in, clear your mind. You'll fall asleep faster and have a better night's sleep.