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    Brody
    ✘ Not a client

    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering what ya’ll have recognized as your beliefs around sleep that prevent you from getting great sleep. For me, a major one was that I believed I was supposed to feel good all the time. So that when I was laying in bed not able to sleep, I would get very scared of not feeling my best the next day – which would stress me out even more than just the sleep troubles.

    So I’m curious…
    1) Have you noticed you have/ have had any limiting beliefs around sleep?
    and
    2) How have you released/ how are you releasing these beliefs?

    Thanks so much in advance!

    Best,

    Brody

    #36076

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    In my experience, believing that the next day will be ruined or impossible to get through is one of the biggest beliefs among people with chronic insomnia — and this is quite ironic because people with chronic insomnia are experts when it comes to getting through the day after very little (or no) sleep!

    I think it can be very helpful to evaluate any thoughts that are generating worry and anxiety because doing this in a methodical way can help us see that the thoughts we have are rarely as accurate as they first seem to be! When we can identify the flaws in these thoughts (and recognize that thoughts are just thoughts, not facts) we strip them of their power.

    Furthermore, giving ourselves the opportunity to disprove them can be helpful, too. So, if a primary concern is daytime performance, making the effort to add enjoyable and enriching activities to our days can help us recognize that we have far more control over the quality of our day than our previous night of sleep does!

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