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Trying to fall asleep is a delicate thing. It’s like saying, “Don’t think about pink elephants” — those giant pink creatures pop into your head immediately, yes?
As soon as you try to fall asleep, it becomes more and more impossible. This is because the very act of falling asleep involves a relaxed unconsciousness that’s the opposite of trying. So if you’re an insomniac like me, you’ll definitely relate to these crazy thoughts that can pop up and get in the way of a good night’s rest.
1. “I need to get organised.”
Why is it that we can spend all Saturday on the couch watching TV, but it’s only once our heads hit the pillow that we decide we need to organise every single aspect of our lives? Visits to the dentist, tax returns, paying fines… if we could conduct our lives from our beds at 2am, we’d be the most efficient people ever.