We don’t mean to of course, we try and think of that positive thing that is trying to pop in, but sometimes all of the other things that we didn’t do today or did the wrong way, are eating us up! The answer is to be disciplined, be the boss and decide what thoughts will put you to sleep.
At a Toronto conference in 2013, HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington said any project started in your mind drains energy.
Choosing happy, relaxed thoughts is a positive idea, along with deep breathing. Thoughts of the perfect holiday in intricate detail: the air was clear and the water was warm and I ran for ages, splashing and laughing. The sun was so hot and sharp on my skin… If things appear that you don’t want to think about, just mutter the words: ‘not now’ and replace the thought quickly!
Giving to others and being selfless is another way to feel good about yourself and so why not think of ways to do this as you nod off. It might be, how to make someone smile, help another celebrate their birthday or just picking up that something, someone couldn’t reach or giving something to someone in need.
According to the Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California, Berkeley, helping others makes us feel happy and it is very good for our health
Interestingly to those night owls, one recent study conducted by Binghamton University, discovered that people who chose to sleep late had higher levels of negative thoughts compared to early sleepers. The same was true for people who slept for shorter periods of time overall.
A good bed time, a little earlier if possible and purposely relax those thoughts about holidays or think about the time you helped someone… zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!