Mindless Distractions: Taking a Break From The Internet Marketing Game


Internet marketing causes insomnia.

I know there are more than a few of you out there who suffer from this addiction I have (financial and mobility freedom via making money online).  Some nights I just simply can not turn my brain off.  It’s almost as if when I lay down to sleep, my brain turns on.  Occasionally, in the midst of domain names, methods and tricks flashing rapidly through my head, I will hit something that is genius.

Most of the time it’s a pain in the ass and stresses me out.  I’ve never been a good sleeper – natural born insomniac.

When I know I need to get to sleep sooner than later, I will stop all work related stuff and randomly watch videos on good old YouTube to distract me, empty my brain and help bring me down.

Tonight was flipping through the recent hockey fights on HockeyFightsDotCom tube channel.

Say what you want… lol.. I’m Canadian, I love hockey and fighting is what we do when the passion is high or someone cheap shots a team mate of ours.  It relaxes me.


8 thoughts on “Mindless Distractions: Taking a Break From The Internet Marketing Game”

  1. I read, mainly novels. Problem with that is, I’ve always been a reader, and most of the books I pick up are really good. Why is that a problem? Because I tend to read for 1-2 hours longer than I should and end up with way too little sleep before hitting the day job. Which in turn makes it hard to concentrate on IM. Bad cycle.
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  2. @WV – Hey you! I can recall us having this convo before, many moons ago. I good book can be like a vortex of awesomeness. It’s funny how something you love so much can be such a distraction at times for everything else you “should” be doing. The last book I read which really sucked me in was Valis, by Philip K. Dick. Nothing like a good read about insanity before bed.
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  3. I like to smoke a tad of green, and listen to music as much like yourself, ideas and thoughts race through my mind about my work/career/obsession and I find it is like my sleep medication. I sometimes feel like Dr. Gonzo when I run out, “Medicine!!!” “This man is sick, he suffers from a bad heart.”
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  4. I too am an insomniac. I try to watch videos to stop the racing of the brain, as well. Sometimes, I get myself on another subject to stress over, though.

    I do think insomnia might be inherited. My mother is an insomniac and so is my child. It is amazing the line between nature vs nurture is so very thin.

  5. The more we do the more we can do! But sometimes we really need some brake. I also suffered from insomnia. Reading sometimes helped but not always. Then I decided to take a vacation and visit my family and friends who live not in my city. And you know it really helped. One week without work and no insomnia now.

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