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Can never fall asleep anymore.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Markthedude, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    How do you full time I.M'ers sleep? I mean, how to do you shut your brain off?

    It seems that no matter how long I have been up my mind is constantly thinking about I.M and all the different aspects of it.

    -New Sites
    -New ways to improve conversion rates
    -New Layouts
    -New products to promote
    -Backlinking methods
    -New programs (more about how to utilize them even better)
    -New ways to keep organized
    -And on and on.

    Currently I own 3 whiteboards each roughly 3 feet long and they are filled with ideas and methods etc. Notebooks don't work for me as I can't just throw something down into one, my brain has a hard time not writing exactly on the lines, I blame school for that one!

    At first I loved it, having all these ideas and starting new projects but now I just wish I could turn it all off just to sleep.
     
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  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You need to find an unrelated hobby and reserve some time for it - that's a good way to get your mind away from IM every now and then.

    I'm on computers 24/7 but my other hobby is painting, so once a week and take a complete break from computers to paint;)
     
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    Getting laid takes my mind off it for a few!
     
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    I struggle with the same thing and it's a cause of tension between my wife and I sometimes. Physical labor or going to the gym is the only thing that helps me. After I get home from the gym I actually don't have a craving to turn on the computer or work. Jogging kind of helps too. Keep in mind that I'm writing this at 4:30am while waiting for a Spyglass to finish. :/
     
  6. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Sad thing is I turned my unrelated hobby into a business in itself. I like keeping aquariums, both fresh and saltwater and have joined with a local aquarium business and am in the process of ranking our new website in google local.

    I have a few other hobbies though and now that summer is nearing I will try and force myself to drop everything at least 1 full day a week.

    I knew drugs would be mentioned, I don't think I'm old enough yet for any doctor to believe I suffer from glaucoma. ;)
     
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    Markthedude Power Member

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    I've never been too fond of the gym but if I can turn it into a business write off I might just start going.

    Lol at the spyglass statement, it's 3:45 here and I was only hopping on one last time to check my rankings before heading to bed. That was about 4 hours ago now. :eek:
     
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    lols yea i know what you mean, then i read your sig, I can relate
     
  9. ramdom

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    go do some extreme sport. I go once a month doing sky diving and other fun stuff.
     
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    I have the same feeling.. the brain is so hyperactive that you tend to forget everything else and don't want to sleep and consider sleeping as a waste of time.

    However the quality of the sleep is far more important than the quantity, I sleep less, but have a deep sleep. I practice yoga and pranayama to make sure my system is fine and the little sleep that I have is very deep.
     
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    Read a book for 30mins before closing your eyes. It needs to be a paper book (not an eBook) and completely unrelated to IM.

    I know exactly what you are going through :)
     
  12. helpnub

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    The more money I make the better I seem to sleep :)

    It's in your makeup though, if I wasn't doing IM I would be obsessing over some offline biz.

    Try and focus your effort on one thing only for a week, it's hard but it may help settle your mind and get some great results.

    And yes I have woken up many a time at 3am thinking about some campaign I'm trying or want to try - it's tiring sometimes.

    Good luck, get some zzzz
     
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    Usually I drink until I pass out
     
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    I can relate to this.. I personally prefer working at night, but due to some daytime appointments it became a problem sometimes. So I eliminated the problem by handling those appointments trough skype and email, and now I can work at night :D

    If you're not a night worker and you really wanna sleep during the night time, you might try and find yourself a girlfriend.. If the two of you are active, you're gonna be sleeping like a baby! Also fitness is a great way to get yourself tired quick (go HARD)!

    Good Luck!
     
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  15. tv0wns

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    haha i'm the same, try sleeping apps, like they talk you to sleep
     
  16. MojoSoDope

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    Smoke some indica man.
     
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    Take GABA (a natural relaxant/calmer/stress reliver that also helps with sleep) or you can try Melatonin (natural supplement) which specifically helps you sleep (as in will make you sleepy instead of just helping calm down from ideas).
     
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    Don't take any pills. As u can't go with weed, u should check out the gym or just don't do IM nor use your computer 1-2 hours before sleep~
     
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    I take Sonata pills when I can't sleep due to thinking in IM sh+t , it's not addicted ;)
     
  20. imperial444

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    You should get a GF. It's worth the time you spend with her