Stay up late at night? I do. Do you stay up late at night thinking about your day at work? Yeah, I’m right there.
It keeps me up late sometimes, thinking about the annoying bits and pieces from work. My basic instinct is to launch, grab, and attack it. IT CAN’T DOMINATE ME!! But then it does, by keeping me wide awake ALL night.
Everything in our daily lives revolve around the approach to attack. We set goals; attack! We want a person to fall in love with us; attack! We want our bosses to recognize all the hard work and production value we bring to the job; attack! But when it comes to falling asleep at night, we can’t exactly attack that one. We can’t force ourselves to sleep. To grab and launch at sleep. No. We “FALL” asleep.
We pack on more and more stress throughout the day, whether your at work, or a full time student, you pack on more and more stress. It piles up! Then you go home, and what do you do with it? Nothing. You eat, watch tv, then toss and turn in bed wondering what’s wrong with you cause you just can’t sleep.
All of that stress is still raging in your body. Bioenergetics is alive and well. Energy has to flow out, just as it flows in. If we don’t release all that energy in some physical way, it stays in. While some say a late night workout is great for muscle gains, to optimize muscle growth, the truth is, late night workouts are best for you sleep because you release all of the days stresses. Worn out from the day you had? Still stressed out? Workout.
To fall asleep, we must “fall” asleep. We have to be receptive to “fall” into sleep, relaxed and ready.
A nice walk outside is a good start, or lifting heavy objects in a blast approach, will do the trick. Otherwise, you’ll need a lot of coffee in the morning cause you were up all night!