If you listen to a NeuroGym program before you go to bed, you may feel unusually wakeful. When you begin to make positive changes in your life, you will naturally feel excited, and dozens of arousing neurochemicals and hormones will be released in your brain and body. Listen to the program as early in the day as you can, and then, before you go to sleep, do these two exercises:
First, write down 2-3 things you did well that day, and then, write down 2-3 things you feel grateful for. Substantial research shows that if you do this for just seven days, your self-esteem continues to increase for three months.
If you still can’t fall asleep, or wake up at night, find a single word that feels relaxing and meaningful, and keep repeating it. Examples might include: love, peace, God, etc. Even repeating the word “sleep” will help you doze off more quickly. If you still can’t sleep, give yourself a gentle massage. This releases dopamine and turns off the unconscious worries that may be keeping you awake. Still can’t sleep? Write down any thoughts you are ruminating on. Now your brain “knows” that its problems are being safely stored way to deal with tomorrow.
You may also listen to the Bonus Meditations, specifically the Alpha and the Theta-Delta.
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