Worries ~ a bedtime companion? … Not Necessarily So!

So many worries ...

So many worries …

When you wake in the morning are your first thoughts grateful and happy ones or are they the worries that you took to bed with you the night before?

Worries do that you know! Take them with you to bed and they will patiently wait for you in the morning (assuming they let you sleep) to begin anew their assault on your emotions.

Taking your concerns and worries to bed with you is a habit. Yes there is always one or more “somethings” that will need to be dealt with. But going to an emotional place and dwelling on them does not solve anything. Stewing over them in bed is a sleep killer.

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Change the constant worry habit. Try to put your worries to bed first. Come up with a creative way of laying them aside until the next day. Constant worrying changes nothing, and it competes with your conscious ability to problem solve.

So thought of the day: Before retiring; listen to music, read a bit of a book, do a work-out, take a warm bath, do something pleasant with a partner (like a discussion … ahem!). Just anything that will remove those worrisome thoughts from the forefront.

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BREAK THE NIGHT TIME WORRY HABIT!Β Do try to save those worries for the day! When you are fully rested.

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Thank you for visiting me today, have a worry free evening and good night’s rest tonight!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

29 thoughts on “Worries ~ a bedtime companion? … Not Necessarily So!

  1. That’s great advice, Penny!!!
    When I was a child, it was counting sheep or making up stories of making friends with the big bad wolf [not so bad after all!]… nowadays it’s flower fields or meditation.
    xxxxxxxxxx
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  2. Sometimes I may have some worry – but – for the most part I am thankful to see another day.
    I wake up – & many others will not.
    And – this new job definitely has me in better spirits with less stress. Ahhh…Refreshing!
    xx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Great reminder for us all Penny. I have my meditative music and always do the bath with candles before tuning in… Helps a lot but for worries and even to calm muscle spasms some… Very true ~ if we keep our sleep time protected it will help us so much in navigating the day.
    Love to you wise friend xo Robyn

    • Thank you Robyn, I like the way you set up the environment for your night time bathing. Sounds very soothing. sending love your way, sleep well this night my dearest friend! xxoxx

  4. Like you suggested, I find reading before sleep helps me ‘turn off’ from my own life.
    I also used to have lots of thoughts and ideas while trying to sleep, so I developed a habit of not allowing myself to complete a thought – very dissatisfying, so it helped me stop.
    I’m also aware that sleep can actually help us solve problems; so at times I fall asleep to the comforting thought, that I will probably know best in the morning.

  5. This is what happens to me most of the times. I get up from bed with the reminder that I’ve to try and come out of few things those are not going my way. So as you very rightly said, I will try and follow these steps.

    • I’ve discovered (seriously here) that sometimes for men actually physically working out, lifing weights for awhile, something like that, even from sitting in a chair, or being more totally physical will actually calm the emotions down. It’s as if the physical part overrides the emotions part. Just something I thought I’d pass on! Good luck in the trying. Penny πŸ™‚

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