Last night I awoke at around 4am, a simple bathroom urge needed to be attended to.
Upon returning to bed, I found I couldn’t fall back asleep. So I picked up my phone to get a hit of dopamine from whatever completely meaningless thing is on the internet at any given moment. A half an hour later, the person least surprised by the fact that this had not helped me fall asleep was me.
I found the strength to put my phone down and meditate. (Look at me acting like putting my phone down is heroic or something). I’ve been doing a simple breathing meditation using Oak for about three years now and it’s helped me in all kinds of situations. I was asleep 10 minutes later and didn’t wake up until dawn. Two more hours of sleep thanks to a simple choice at 4:30 in the morning.