Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Do You Have a Favorite Image for Falling Asleep?

February 6th, 2016

Episode 212 of 540 episodes

“I once had a favourite image for falling asleep…After waiting a minute or two before switching off my lamp, collecting awareness so that I would fully appreciate the embrace of darkness, I turned face downwards, sprawled my arms and legs, and my bed became a raft which floated me out onto the sea of night. It produced a sensation of luxury; the more seductive for being enlivened by an almost imperceptible thread of risk.” —Somewhere Towards the End: a Memoir, Diana Athill I love this image. To go to sleep, I often imagine that my alarm is about to go off. Thinking that I must get out of bed helps me feel tired. Do you have a favorite image that helps you fall asleep?

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