I’ll Never Get to Sleep!

For some, getting a regular amount of sleep is a lot like trying to improve any area of their life.

It’s hopeless.

Rather, it’s not hopeless. Not really. They just think that it is. After days, weeks, months, and even years of failure, they start to think it is.

Insomnia is a problem. Problems need to be solved. Maybe the lack of sleep has affected their ability to solve problems?

Maybe they have a predisposition to think this way, a quitter’s mindset. Without a mindset breakthrough, they’re predisposed to give up on anything challenging easily.

Maybe there are enough challenges to getting rest in their life that conquering them would stymie even a super sleeper.

Maybe it’s a case of being a swan among geese, as per the old Hans Christian Andersen Ugly Duckling tale. Everyone’s body, for one reason or another, needs more or less sleep than you do. There have been many lines of questioning on the Reddit sleep message board that have written about how they get six hours of sleep, feel fine, and wonder how they can get to eight. (If that’s the case, can you stop comparing yourself to others and simply start listening to your body? The key is that they feel fine and don’t notice a decrease in performance. Listen and apply coaching, but do so in a way that’s judicious.)

There’s a lot of possible causes. The process of sleeping regularly can be complicated. Yet it starts with believing you can find a solution. Therefore, if you believe that it’s hopeless, change your self-talk. Doing so is a powerful step.

What you tell yourself about yourself can be so significant in so many different areas of life (making money, losing weight, finding a positive romantic relationship) that people make the mistake of thinking that changing it to positive, encouraging words is all you need to do. You’ll attract a solution to your problems.

There’s no evidence that’s all you’ll need to do, of course. It, however, is a huge step in the right direction.

Try constructing positive affirmations. Another way of exposing yourself to improved thinking is with subliminal messaging.

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Changing your mindset gets you out of beating yourself up. It opens your eyes to what’s around you that’s available to help you in your difficulty, no matter what it is. It expands your idea of what is possible.

You can find a way. You can sleep. It starts with a positive mindset.

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