Do you think before you sleep?

@jimmy87 (475)
India
April 19, 2009 9:40pm CST
Hey mylotters,I have this good one habit of mine which I want to share with you people.Every night,before going to sleep,lying on my bed,I ponder on my activities of my whole day.I think of the things I have done were good,bad or fair.I try to rectify the things from the very next day. In this way,every day I try to improve myself.... So,do you too have the same habit???
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21 responses
@ppy123 (5)
• China
20 Apr 09
I think i will have a good night tonight.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
how do you know that...did something special happened today??
• India
20 Apr 09
yes i do have the same habit after lying on the bed i think about the job that i had done and what next should i do.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
welcome to myLot....good habit..
@hxstar (510)
• China
20 Apr 09
Hi,jimmy87! I have the same habit too!Now I am a student in college,and I am always busy with my study all day long,so I don't have much time for thinking in the daytime.That is why I keep the habit.I usually think about what I have learned in the daytime and something specail happened to me.I also make a schudle for the next day before I fall sleep,I think it saves me time to follow what I have planned. Have a nice day!
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
It's very nice to hear that a college student studies all day...hahah but you too have a good practice..
@katkat (2378)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
I try to recall my activities during the day and try to evaluate my mistakes and congratulate myself with accomplishments. Afterward, I would clear my mind and say my prayer then go to sleep. In this manner I would have dreams either nightmares or fantasized. My mind would be able to rest since it works so hard making a lot of decisions and evaluation. Unfortunately when I'm really weary once I lie down, I'm asleep in no time.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
your style of of sleep is very similar to mine..lol
• United States
20 Apr 09
Heck that is when I do my best thinking is at night..it is so quiet then that I can actually think. There is so much that I have to think about and during the day with everything going on and the kids I don't have time to think it all through. So I will sit and think of everything at night so I can get stuff done the next day. There are times though when I think a little too much and have trouble falling asleep.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
haha...yeah I too get that thing..thinking too much and losing sleep over somethings..
@Bionicman (3964)
• Czech Republic
20 Apr 09
I always fantasize before sleep. I actually have a few stories going on, it's like a TV series lol. When I feel like falling asleep I say "to be continued" in my mind and I'm looking forward to next night haha
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
hahaha...good one..
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
yes, i think before i sleep. i wonder what i will do the next day. i don't ponder on my activities but i will practice that too.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
20 Apr 09
Really a good habit...thanks for responding.
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
24 May 09
I dream about what i want to be because in that way we can plan
• India
23 May 09
Nope, if I think before I sleep then surely my night will be nightmare because negative thoughts come to me like fountain showers. But sweet dreams for you.
@cassyisme (107)
• Canada
21 Apr 09
oh I totally do ! but its not only just that that I think about. I think about everything. world issues mainly xD I dont know why, but Ive always sympathized people living in poverty when I go to bed. I guess it's just because I have a bed and a roof over my head and they dont? I dont know. but I just think about absolutely everything. and to add on to the thing about what happened all day, I also think about what I couldve done to change things or make them better. like, did I do anything good or bad? should I have done something I didnt? did I do something I shouldnt have? etcetra :) so I guess you could say I also try to improve myself. but thats not only when Im going to sleeeping, thats just what I try to do anyways. especially in those times when I just have some time to think. my meditation / alone times I guess. or even throughout the day. at school. at home. wherever, whenever. haha, :) well anywaaaaays. peace !
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 09
I used to have a problem with my mind not shutting down when I was trying to sleep, I would think of some great topics for discussion on Mylot no less! And they would be whirling around in my mind and I couldn't sleep, so what I did was to have a notepad beside my bed so I could jot the ideas down and once they were out of my mind I could sleep! I do it a lot now if I have things on my mind, I write them down and purge them from my mind so it's empty and can shut down so I can sleep!
• India
20 Apr 09
very good habit I would say. I also have the same habit. For 10 minutes before I sleep I generally think of all the activities that I have done during the day And I try to analyze what did I do wrong today or what was that I did good today. And as you said I also feel it helps me to become a better person. Also when I wake up in the morning I generally practice yoga for an hour and definitely it has helped me to improve my concentration and peace in life. Dear friend keep up the good work.
@ulqu1orra (307)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
Well that really was a good habit to improve your self. And for me.. My habit is to think what how and when should I do the things I want to do and how I will sacrifice to attain my goals not only for tomorrow but for the next day and future.
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
Yes, i think the same thing. I have a lot of thingking to do before i fall a sleep..
20 Apr 09
I have a tendancy towards overthinking a bit before I go to think - i'll obsess over things I can't really change or panic about the things that are worrying me. I'm happiest when I manage to fall asleep quite quickly, to be honest! I think it's a good thing for your own mental wellbeing to take time to reflect on the days successes and problems, and take stock. If I can do it without getting too worked up, then I do!
@Qing2009 (19)
• United States
20 Apr 09
i used to do some reading before sleep. because i like lying in the bed and read. i know it is bad for my eyes. but i feel lying down the bed to read is so comfortable.so i don't care it.
@hele86 (33)
• Italy
20 Apr 09
I do the same, only when I'm not tired enough, and I often think about what I did during the day and if I did something wrong. Some times when I think about the day when I fell asleep I dream about something I did or see during the day, maybe if you search an answer to something you can think it about before fell asleep and you can find a new way to think it..
• India
20 Apr 09
yeah it's a very good habit that you are having...just don't neglect this habit as you grow older..
@piku89 (27)
• India
20 Apr 09
i too think and ponder in my mind the works that i do all day...i try to do better everyday...happy life friend.
@myl999 (2093)
• India
20 Apr 09
hey that is a nice habit and in psychology it is called introspection analyzing one's own self .so u know yourself better.