Go ahead and cross your arms. It can make you look standoffish – but it can also help you figure out solutions to problems. That’s because crossing your arms engages both sides of the brain – the logical left and creative right. And research shows that crossing our arms makes us more likely to stay focused during a difficult task.
One of the most common causes of insomnia is…worrying about insomnia!
In other words, when you’re afraid you’ll be a zombie tomorrow if you don’t fall asleep, it pretty much guarantees you won’t fall asleep.
What can you do? Simply remind yourself that you can survive with only a little sleep. It may not be ideal, but you can do it.
…and that mental reminder might be enough to help you relax and actually get some ZZZ’s.