Solving the insomniac bibliophile’s dilemma

An unfortunate intersection of character traits:

I’m naturally a night owl. I go to bed early enough and wake up the same way, but my natural inclination is to stay up late. When I get the chance to indulge in this, my best writing happens between 10pm and 2am.

I love to read, especially before bed.

Combine those two and I get a common dilemma:

I know I need a good night’s sleep. At the same time, I enjoy reading. It helps expand my mind and it lets me relax at the end of the day.

The late hours, when everything is quiet and you have no obligations, are perfect for enjoying a hobby. Whether you’re into video games, reading or knitting, the dark and calm night is often the best time to do these.

So, what do you do?

Sleep is essential.

So is taking some time for self-care.

How do you choose between them?

I’m a big believer in breaking false dichotomies. If you want A and you also want B, then have both. If you think you can’t, then you’re just not thinking creatively enough.

(That’s one of the reasons I’m so against these insane lockdowns. I’ll take freedom and safety, thank you very much.)

If you have to choose between that grounding, calming feeling your hobbies give you…

And the deep rest and relaxation of sleep…

… then choose both – choose the Neural Reset.

Now, it doesn’t replace sleep, nor does it do away with the need to pass time the way you want. It does help, though, because it helps you sleep deeper, feel more alert, enjoy the moment and become more present.

It supplements these things, while easing your urges for self-destructive vices.

That’s because it’s like meditation only deeper, even if you suck at meditation.

See what I mean when you sign up for a session or three here:

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