Motivational Speaker Urges Transforming Insomnia Into Inspiration
Some folks simply can't get to sleep at the appointed time.
They toss and turn, and some find their minds becoming closed-loop machines, working and reworking the same fantasies and fears.
Others, like me, get off to sleep quite easily, but we awaken after a few hours, feeling energized; all undressed with nowhere to go.
What can you do when it's two or three in the morning and you know for a fact that you're definitely not going to drift off to sleep if you stay in bed? I've found this is a golden time, if used constructively.
In fact, I do some of my best thinking and most creative work in the wee hours.
But this takes some practice and I have found reprogramming by beliefs to be helpful.
For example, if you believe that awakening in the middle of the night is ABNORMAL, and you label it as such, what will happen? You'll probably wake up and immediately ask yourself: Why am I so ABNORMAL? Undoubtedly, this will lead to some disturbing thoughts, and you'll compound the misery of being awake at that hour.
On the other hand, if you WELCOME being awake, and you label it an OPPORTUNITY, then you're definitely more likely to get something positive from it.
Sometimes, I'll ask this question: What is my unconscious telling me to work on? Once, when I was doing an extensive consulting assignment in Texas, I awoke in the middle of the night, anxious about the seminar I was delivering the next day.
After tuning into my concerns, and accepting that I wasn't going to fall back to sleep, I redesigned the programs, and the results paid off immediately.
Those five hours of work were, literally, career changing.
Of course, I do a considerable amount of writing when I'm prematurely awakened.
As a matter of fact, this piece is being composed at exactly 3:20 in the morning.
Hope it helps you as much as it's helping me!