Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello out there

I'm just about to catch a few hours of sleep before going to work tomorrow. My mind is going in a bunch of different directions at once, which often happens. Luckily, it's not going too fast, so I think I should be able to get some shuteye.

So, how's it with you?


susan said...

Insomnia can be very debilitating if it goes on for long. One technique I've been using for years has been described by the wise Dr. Andrew Weil. He calls it mantram.

The practice of repeating over and over in the mind certain syllables, words or phrases that help unify consciousness and counteract negative mental states. It is especially helpful for people with restless minds, whose turbulent thoughts keep them from relaxing, concentrating and falling asleep. You can practice mantram anywhere, especially as a sleep aid and a natural remedy for insomnia - it is a totally portable technique, requires no training or equipment, and can be used in any circumstance, so long as you don't practice it while doing something that otherwise requires your undivided attention. Try experimenting with it - choose a word, sound or phrase that is pleasing to you, and repeat it. If your mind wanders, simply focus back on the word. You will be amazed at the results.

I'm fine :)

Ben said...

My standard technique for putting myself to sleep is to make slow, laborious movements, thus sending my body the message that it's tired. This one sounds interesting too, though. It definitely sounds related to posthypnotic suggestion.

Glad you're feeling well. :)