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This is a discussion on What do you think about before falling asleep? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Promethea I'm going to think about how I should stop scaring people in this thread before bedtime. ...
Ever since I was young I wanted to make comic books.... but in the end all I'd do is draw up my own characters I could then run through scenes/scenarios in my head every night. I still do that shit. Right now there's this zombie story playing with a female lead... I actually haven't drawn any of these characters yet.
Every night, without fail, I ask for the safety of the man I love.
-conceptual musings, usually about the universe or humanity
-"I wish this pillow were a person"
-visualizing warm memories, recent or distant
-fears about life
-hopes about life
The people who matter most to me. I'm kind of a sap.
I think of a very sexy man...
and it usually leads to some dreams that are...umm lacking in clothing. ;P
I tend to have conversations from the day replay in my head and only then realise what I should have said at the time, sigh...
or I compose emails to people that hopefully I will remember to actually write the next day
But most of the time I am imagining stories. Sometimes I'm actually composing sentenses for the actual writing, and then I hve to keep flipping on the lamp and grabbing something to write on, but I try not to get too specific with words and just focus on watching the scenes play out in my head and trying out different ways I could take a story. While I don't remember words, I usualy do remember the mental images I have while falling asleep, so then I can write them out later.
My technique for actually falling asleep is imagining the characters of my stories crawling into bed, or curling up at the foot of a tree, or whatever and imagine them falling asleep. Somehow this makes me fall asleep quite effectively, and without doing this I can end up laying awake for literally hours -it's pretty annoying. I know I'm not going to include all these bedtime scenes (and I'm not talking about sex :P) in my books because that's just tedious and not forwarding the plot, but it's still enjoyable to immerse myself in the characters and it lets my mind get some rest so it's not entirely a creative waste of time, hehe.
Usually, something along the lines of... 'I hope Nate (my son) doesn't wake up, I hope Nate doesn't wake up, I hope....zzzzz....'
Although, when I am stressed about anything to do with my relationships with other people, whether it is my work colleagues, wife, family members, anyone, I constantly tend to go over it in my head and cannot fall asleep.
Oh I'm thinking non-stop all day, so the last thing I really want to do before I sleep is have a heavy think. I usually touch myself (I would say wank, but that sounds too blunt for PC)........ so you can imagine the thoughts before I sleep. OH, and - 'if I sleep now.. how many hours will I get?' is a common bedtime question for me :)
I guess I just light day dream, so light that I can't even recall what I think about. The heavy stuff hits me bam in the middle of the day. ahhh
The woman i love, things that are worrying me, topics that interest me, my future, more introspection.