Breakfast Babble: My Mind Tends To Overthink At Night During Sleep
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Entering into the realm of commitment phobia can make you hash out a concern in one’s mind past the point of being helpful.
And you race back home after having clocked out of your 9-10 hour work attendance for a night of restful sleep.
All you need is to turn your brain off and enjoy the solitary peace of mind!!
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But your mind riddled with today’s worries and tomorrow’s ‘to-do’s’ pretty much leads to the sad demise of sleep.
P.S. RIP to all those hours of sleep I have lost to overthinking!!
I have got 99 problems and most of them are made-up scenarios in my mind I am stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.
Do you feel stupid enough anticipate a solution based on the intensity of that rumination?
I am yelling in my mind, “ No food for thoughts, please”.
The next time I am making my bed and tucking myself into the comfort of a warm cozy blanket, I better not think about thoughts inducing anxiety over the stages of a mental breakdown.
To hell with obsessive concerns ruining my dreamscape before drifting off to sleep!!
Second Best Option?
I am not much into yoga or mediation but I read in a monthly magazine that early morning exercises can reduce the amount of extra thinking.
By the time I fall flat cutting out extra meat in my body or building an aerobic base, I dwell on the idea that post-exercise drop in temperature may promote falling asleep.
I need two bottles of water beside my bed to focus on the good things in my bed-time rumination list which can get exhaustive at times.
The last option is easing myself into non-working mode before sleep.
I admit that the night-time world offers the perfect timing for self-indulgent thoughts.
Instead of trapping my mind into the vicious cycle of revisiting the much-avoided “concern” without making further progress, I choose to pick up a book or listen to something light.
Although I suck big time at creating my own space between “work” and “time”, I feel the need to enforce few hours of device-free time or leisure time.
I will be on the brink of self-control loss if I don’t worry. I would rather designate a worrying-time by meeting with a mastermind group at work or blowing my steam off with friends.
My brain needs to know that sleep-time is not the right time for thinking about an issue.
There is a slice of the quote that helps me retain my composure when I fall back spiraling out of control.
“The future will be what it will, and fretting about it will only make your fears more likely to come true.”
― Christopher Paolini, Inheritance
Take a piece of advice from a classic ruminator and I ensure you won’t ditch your precious sleep-time!!