So last night I couldn’t sleep. It was one of those nights when I had my mind worrying from one thought to another.
Every time I told myself to just relax something else would pop in my mind.
I bet we’ve all had nights like this!
I don’t even remember how I fell asleep but I somehow did an hour and a half after I put my head on the pillow.
What do you do to help you fall asleep when you are being a worry-wart?
I found two ideas of wisdom I wanted to share. I’m certainly trying to remind myself of them:
1. From Martha Beck, “Take a Load off”, in the Oprah Magazine. Martha Beck shares,
“Instead of fretting about getting everything done, why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do?”
Okay, I’ll work on accepting that I have things to do in life just because,
That doesn’t make the worry disappear..
So I found this quote:
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of it’s strength.– Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook–
“Worry empties today of its strength.”
Okay so I get the formula now:
To be strong in myself I need to let go of tomorrow’s worries today, and just accept that each day there will always be something to do.
Sweet dreams tonight.
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