TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe to the Mountains of Wisdom Mailer

* indicates required

山伏

キウイ

How I guarantee great sleep

A few weeks back I wrote about putting my phone to charge at 6pm and not looking at it for at least 12 hours (that second part I may have just made up). The same goes for other devices too, like my iPad and computer, although I do allow myself to watch TV.

This has worked amazingly well. Besides specific nights when I stay up until 2:30am to watch NZ win the World Test Championship, I have found that I naturally go to sleep rather early, starting to feel tired around 8:30-9. Then I wake up rather early too, around 5-5:30, fully rested mind you.

To be honest, I am very surprised at just how sleepy I get once the sun goes down. The problem is, it has kind of cut into my reading time at night because I just get too tired. I’ve had to shift to reading in the morning a bit, but recently I’ve been using that time to do a bit of writing.

Either way, I highly recommend this. Put your phone to charge at around 6pm, then forget about it. After a week or so you forget that feeling of not having it, and you can better concentrate on other much more important things like spending quality time with family.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

MOUNTAINS OF WISDOM

Subscribe to my weekly yamabushi newsletter

RECENT BLOG POSTS

painting of a boxer on wall
The ultimate Dojo
man wearing black cap with eyes closed under cloudy sky
Some feelings you can’t outlogic
frozen wave against sunlight
Creativity is your girlfriend

YAMABUSHI BLOG POSTS

woman wearing teal dress sitting on chair talking to man
First, we create. Then we emulate.
round silver colored fossil chronograph watch with brown leather band on brown wooden surface
Don’t dawdle
blank paper with pen and coffee cup on wood table
Grinding on the daily makes grinding on the daily easier

RANDOM POSTS

Mt. Gassan seen from Mt. Hokari
They just don’t know what they’re missing out on
An example of what you shouldn’t do
Time to just be with yourself

CONTACT ME

Get In Touch

Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan 

timb008@gmail.com

All photos my own. Contact for more. 

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: