We use language every day to communicate with each other. But we rarely stop and consider the impact of our words. How can language improve sleep? Let’s explore that together.
When do I have to get up?
How often do you say this phrase? Maybe you wonder when you need to get up. Either way, you’re exhibiting a certain attitude toward sleep.
Using words like “need” or “have to” or “must” implies that getting up is some horrid obligation we have to do. In fact, many of us actually feel that way in the morning.
But what if you altered your language slightly? When do I GET to get up? That may sound crazy, but it’s not. You’re embracing a different attitude about waking up.
I must get some sleep
Similarly, we use “duty” language about going to bed. Sometimes it’s tough to put down work and get some sleep, but it’s important to do so.
What if you looked at bed time in a positive light? I want to go to sleep. That’s another subtle shift, but it can also invoke a different state of mind.
These are just two simple ways to change your sleep language. In doing so, you should be empowered. There’s no excuse to keep yourself at the mercy of the Sand Man.
Take control of your language. Take control of your sleep.
What do you think?
I’m curious what you guys think of this. Have I gone off the deep end? Does any of this resonate with you? Let’s share in the comments!
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