Have you ever found yourself thinking of all sorts of ideas moments before you fall asleep? Such as what you’re going to cook for dinner tomorrow, or a text message you need to send in the morning, and maybe that little voice in your head whispered to you about not forgetting to take the hamburger meat out of the freezer. Did you remember to do those things in the morning?
Do your nighttime thoughts also include writing topics like mine do? Last night I thought of something REALLY good to write about. It was a super solid topic and I couldn’t wait to wake up and start. Well… morning time came and I FORGOT what I wanted to write about. I am so mad!
So, I thought of an idea…and this may only work for those who are lucid dreamers, or awaken easily.
Keep a notepad by your bed and write down ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that happens during the night. This include your AWESOME idea, or a crazy dream you want to remember. I also suggest writing down something silly each time you wake up during the night so that you can laugh at yourself in the morning. The more you do this, the easier it will be and ideally you will remember better!
Did you know there is science to back-up what I’m saying?
In 1920, the night before Easter Sunday, Otto Loewi woke up, seemingly possessed of an important idea. He wrote it down on a piece of paper and promptly returned to sleep. When he reawakened, he found that his scribbles were illegible. But fortunately, the next night, the idea returned. Almost a century later after Loewi’s fateful snoozes, many experiments have shown that sleep promotes creative problem-solving. –
Many experiments have shown that sleep promotes creative problem-solving and creative writing. Why not increase your chances of creating an inspirational post by simply jotting down an idea before you sleep?