Have you ever had a night where you woke up several times only to find that your clock hasn’t gone off, yet!??! Then in the morning you feel like death warmed up and spend your day fighting off your yawns? Typically this happens when we’re supposed to feel rested and ready for our big day. It doesn’t matter how early we try to get to sleep early and have a good sleep, we simply don’t.
The problem is the more you think about the day to come the more amped up we get and the less calm and relaxed – which is something we need for sleep. There’s more to this sleep thing like making sure we have the right amino acids (building blocks for our body) floating around in our system…. but I’ll cover that in a later article.
One of the easiest methods
of falling asleep is implanting the idea that it is easy to go to sleep, when you want, when your head hits the pillow.
So try this out and even be willing to not set your alarm (test it on one of your days off). Without my voice here you will have improvise… think low pitch voice, slow, stead pace and do a couple of cycles now and see how it goes. Make sure you know what time you need to get up tomorrow so you can visualize that along with this.
See a future version of yourself falling asleep easily tonight and the next night and the night after that. Feel the heaviness surround your body at just the right time. Notice how fluffy your pillow is and how warm and comfortable the your blanket is wrapped around you and touching your skin. And just as you notice your comfort you drift off to sleep.
Feel the lightness of the morning let your brain wake you at the exact right time. See the time you need to wake up in your mind on your alarm clock. Hear the alarm go off 5 minutes after you awake as you are just enjoying the last few moments of the dream you had. Experience yourself feeling rested, awake and satisfied. Take a deep breath in as you breath the excitement of the day knowing you will be able to fall peacefully asleep when you next visit your pillow. Take another deep breath as it fills you and gives you energy to take on your day powerfully.
Let me know how it works for you.
Tracy Joy is a Canadian NLP and human change expert and behavioural profiler. She believes everyone should feel comfortable in their skin. And, is the girl who brings the cool Jedi mind trick party games. ; ) So how much longer do you plan on waiting to finally be the person you want to be? Be the Change. Contact Tracy at www.TherapeuticNLP.com for a session or maybe to learn NLP.