It’s 3:00AM and I’ve been awake since 12:30AM after falling asleep around 8:00PM.
Normally, I am flipping like a fish in bed when this happens. This is because, I typically wake due to anxious thoughts. Then I have anxious energy because I cannot understand why I am wide awake after four hours of sleep. Then I get frustrated, and stressed out, because I SHOULD be sleeping right now! And then my mind freaks out because it is full of anxiety due to my anxious thoughts that anxiously stirred me awake. 😵💫😵💫😵💫😵💫😵💫!!! Ugh!
Well during today’s insomnia, I approached it differently. First, I realized my body felt well rested, despite the time. Then I watched something I wanted to see. I looked out the window and saw snow falling. I realized I do not have one thing scheduled today, well, later today. And finally, I figured I can rest in bed, in the quiet, and check-in with folks via this site and others.
So, yes, I am dealing with insomnia early this morning, but….it’s okay. I am so relaxed right now, I am starting to yawn. That’s a good thing.
Taking the stress out of the stressful.
#Anxiety #Selfcare #Happiness #mindset
*Photo credit (Internet search for insomnia image): “The Atlantic.”