This is a very common problem, it's one of those troublesome issues where there's no "one size fits all" solution.
One useful approach for unwanted insomnia is to break the cycle of being frustrated in bed and to get up and repeat your pre-bedtime routine. So, whatever it is you do before heading to bed, brushing your teeth, etc. Do that.
Mostly we let our excitement get the better of us, and so we get caught in a catch 22. This is where meditation can twaddling (daydreaming) practice can really shine. Learning to walk that tightrope between awareness and sleep is one of the harder nuts to crack with lucid dreaming.
Generally, I would suggest occupying your mind with a complex but repetitive visualization (but not tedious!), such as the journey technique. I'll be sharing another variation on this in today's video.
Also, don't forget that folk wisdom is often more powerful than you think, there's a reason why certain ideas stick around.
Such as this classic...
Thank you so much, Daniel, for the tips. I will start applying them and I'm sure I'll get better results. Looking forward for today's video!
I know you mean during WBTB in particular! I count my breaths, 1 to 10 then repeat and try to really concentrate on my breaths, something tedious and repetitive, it's hard not to get frustrated when you're attempting a WBTB with all the anticipation/excitement though. Plenty of times I've been left trying to sleep for what feels like ages.
Love it Daniel Thankyou
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