- December 6, 2018 at 6:49 am #25454
sleeplessExecutive✘ Not a client
We are working in global organization and most of the time have calls till 10 or 11pm. And sometimes the topics are very exciting / stressful so mind is very stressed/active after the calls and thoughts keep coming back to mind when I try to sleep and fight between stressful meeting thoughts and willingness to sleep goes on for hours. Once or twice a week, it becomes till 2am when I finally make peace with thoughts and able to sleep. Is there any technique to make peace with thoughts and able to sleep faster?
Is there anyone who has win over quicker peace with thoughts?December 11, 2018 at 11:56 pm #25470
kobalap✘ Not a client
My first “sleep coach” told me to land my helicopters before going to bed every night. What she meant was:
- Write down all the things that I needed to attend to. That way, I could look at the list the next day and attend to them.
- Set aside about 1 hour before I go to bed to do something relaxing / not physically or mentally arousing. For me, this was watching re-runs on t.v.
By writing down all the things I needed to attend to, the hope was I would not find the need to ruminate about all the different ways the world would end if I didn’t take care of something. And by spending about 1 hour to do something relaxing, that I would transition from problem solving mode to chill out, you are done for the day mode.December 13, 2018 at 12:51 am #25507
Martin Reed★ Admin
Welcome to the forum, sleepless executive — and thanks for the tips, kobalap!
You mentioned that you are dealing with calls up to around 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. Therefore, it’s little surprise that you find your sleep being negatively affected by this! What is your daily work schedule? Do you start late in the day to compensate for the fact you work so late in the evening? Do you follow a regular work schedule?
Relaxation techniques can be helpful — but they do require a lot of practice. It’s usually best to practice during the day for a couple of weeks so you can become more skilled before trying them at night. What kind of relaxation techniques (if any) have you tried? Which have you found to be helpful?