The last thing you put into your mind before you go to sleep is going to be most firmly lodged into your subconscious mind and will affect your thinking and your sleeping. It also affects your creativity and your outlook on life. Despite this fact and the fact that much of the evening news is negative, millions of Americans watch the evening news and then go to bed hoping for a good night's sleep. Doesn't make sense, does it?
The question then is what is the proper procedure? The answer, I believe, lies in two or three different courses of action. First, we should read something of an encouraging, uplifting, positive nature. The Bible is certainly a marvelous source, as is good, beautiful, encouraging poetry; short stories out of magazines like "Guideposts" and inspirational writings that give us encouragement by people we admire. One of my favorite things is to slip a Bill Gaither gospel hymns DVD to watch and listen on our TV. It certainly is one of the most encouraging and comforting messages imaginable.
With that last input in your mind being of a helpful, encouraging nature, over a period of time not only do you acquire significant information, but you are also able to get a good night's sleep. Additionally, this procedure increases your potential for creativity because the constant influx of new information and ideas which are of an encouraging nature enables you to more completely utilize all the other information you've accumulated over a lifetime.
For maximum results follow the go-to-bed procedure with a get-up procedure. Start your day by listening to some inspiring, upbeat, positive music. A strong motivational recording by someone who inspires or encourages you is also extremely helpful. What this really boils down to is that when you start your day properly and end your day properly, you'll find that the time in between will go better for you. Give it a try and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!