I make a list. Be it in paper or on my phone. That way its put of my mind. Then I listen to relaxing music, audiobooks or relaxing podcast to distract my mind and help me rest
This works if you’re sleeping in a safe space. I listen to my heartbeat, focus on every muscle in my body, and try to “let go” of each muscle. Start at your toes (focus and let those muscles go) do the same thing as you work your way up to your head (ears, eye lids). Now slowly count to 100. If I forget which number I’m on or repeat a number, I restart counting from 1 again. I usually fall asleep before I get to 50 but on nights when my mind is racing, I’ll just keep counting 1-100. When I do this, I am letting the numbers wash over my thoughts, not focusing on the actual number. This helps fill my head with something simple and block other thoughts. At this point, my body is gone because I let it go.
sometimes i planning tomorrow plans and sometimes when I have nothing to do tomorrow i just start movie or series and waching them until I been sleepy
It depends. If I think that things not too urgent, I just put it aside for while. But if it something that need to be done as soon as possible, I start to think about how I can I complete it, and it will make me a bit difficult to feel sleepy again. Hurm
- What’s your best (fastest) way of getting out of your own head?
- How do I disconnect?
- When do you start the Disconnect habit before you go to bed? 10 min, 1 hour…?
- How and what do you feel during the time between disconnecting and going to bed?
- I love to play music before sleeping and usually is on my cellphone. What would you suggest to do instead?
- Do you disconnected from everything? What if somebody texts you?
- How can you be indifferent about all the things happening around the world and do not check the news daily?
- What time should I start winding down? I usually go to bed around 9 pm.
- Does disconnecting for the night help?
- How can I create a routine that doesn’t get boring willing time?