Mind Games!!!!! To help me fall asleep.... Tell me yours
June 24, 2014 7:27 AM Subscribe
For years, when I couldn't sleep for whatever reason, I was able to mindlessly play this game where I would picture my dream flat (which was an actual place I had spent time) and arrange the furniture in it how I would do it if it was mine. Now it doesn't work. What are your mental mindless games you use to drift off to sleep, or relax?
posted by misspony to Health & Fitness (68 answers total) 86 users marked this as a favorite
I could spend quite a while thinking about that dream house quite happily, over and over again, and eventually fall asleep. But even if I was still awake, I could lay there content for a long time visualizing that house.
But now I live in a new country and my dream house feels soooooo far away, deep inside, I know I will not live there again (at least not any time soon) so imagining that place doesn't do the trick anymore. Its just occurred to me that I should maybe find my new dream house here- so when I have time I will search the listings and go to some open houses.... but that could take a while.
One thing I could try is spending a million dollars/pounds whatever in my head, but since it is very difficult to actually visualize in a compact way I end up going back to whatever negative loop is keeping me awake....