“I don’t have time to think about this right now, I need to get things done.”
How often do you hear this everyday?
I was recently reminded of the importance of having “thinking time”, reflecting on what you’re doing instead jumping straight to execution.
Having time to think about a problem your trying to solve often takes the back seat to execution, but often the key to finding a novel solution to that problem is to stop thinking about it and “daydream”.
When I was a young boy my parents sent me to the Silva Mind Control Method course (best investment ever!), and one of the things I was taught was the importance of letting your mind rest. According to our instructor back then, our brain makes the most connections when we’re sleeping and therein lies new solutions to problems. So if you want to gain adequate sleep, services like sleep training might be incredibly beneficial for you.
There is a technique that we were taught for getting our brains into Alpha, a state similar to sleep called the 3 to 1 technique.
Your first start by getting comfortable and closing your eyes, take a deep breath and when exhaling in your mind repeat the number 3 three times and relax your body.
Prague Duet buy Do the same for numbers 2 and 1 and this will put your mind in a very relaxed state where all you’ll hear is the sound of the air in your lungs.
I’ve found that this technique is also great for taking 15 minute power naps which are great after lunch.
Hopefully you’ll find this helpful.
Also published on Medium.