A Bedtime Wonder

Heart attacks occur on Monday mornings more than at any other time of the week.

It’s no wonder. National surveys show that most Americans dislike their jobs. Every week, Sunday night rolls into Monday morning, and these folks can expect yet another five days of feeling lousy. If they’re missing out on happy relationships, playtime, hobbies or creative activities, the stress can take a tremendous toll. In fact, family doctors report that 70% of the conditions they treat are stress-related.

If you feel stressed out for any reason, take heart. A remedy exists which can transform pessimism into optimism and help you make the best of a bad situation.

It has to do with reprogramming your thinking and transforming negative thoughts and emotions. It’s better than what you see advertised on TV. Plus, it’s free, it’s easy, it takes a few minutes every night, and the only side effects are improved sleep and positive mood. It even helps people overcome depression. 

Here’s how it works. Each time you go to bed, with the covers pulled up and your head on the pillow, take a few soft, deep breaths. Exhale twice as long as you inhale. Do this until you feel your muscles relax.

Now, here’s the wonder of it. Think of three things that went well that day; they might be big or small, whether you did them or whether they just happened. Just focus on three things that went well that day. If you’d like to put a cherry on top of it, also think of three things you’re grateful for: especially, things you usually take for granted.

Do this at every bedtime for one month, and see how it affects your sleep, your mood and your overall happiness. 

If you benefit from this – and I firmly believe you will – please say so on my Facebook page or drop me an e-mail. I’d love to hear from you.

Sweet dreams and … thanks for reading!