Jan 24, 2018
The mind can attend to four major events at a time. It doesn't have an endless ability to pay attention so it selects the most significant or most important.
When we try to go to sleep, our mind is worried about losing those things and can have trouble settling down.
Imagine you're in charge of the flight tower at the airport. Imagine your task list is airplanes. You can only attend to so many planes.
All the different things we're trying to track can interrupt our ability to settle down and sleep at night. You'll have trouble falling asleep.
In a recent study, one group of people was asked to write down a list of accomplishments right before bed. Another group was tasked with recording what they have to do tomorrow.
Those that wrote down the next day assignments slept faster and better. They knew they had a plan. The planes were labeled.
Fred has been asking clients for years to tell themselves "there's nothing I can do tonight, so I'm going to write them down so they're waiting for me tomorrow". This has been a really big help.
Counseling on Demand offers expert level family and marriage counseling. We all know that raising children and maintaining relationships can be tough. Whether you're dealing with divorce, separation, abuse, or are just trying to get your family running at top speed, these episodes are invaluable.
Counseling on Demand is helpful for keeping your mental health strong. There is also great information for dealing with depression. You can find Fred Riley him at Riley Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling GettingBack2Life.com.