This will be short as it is the first time I am posting directly from my phone but last night I found myself battling insomnia and anxiety. I know anxiety generally comes from trying to control situations and people we can’t control and usually events that haven’t even happened yet while guilt generally results from issues surrounding the past.
The more I stewed in my anxiety the longer I was awake. Then it hit me to just let everything go, at least for that moment and to focus on the here and now.
The fact was I was somewhere safe, with someone I love and at least for the next few hours I wasn’t expecting anything to turn my world upside down. I made myself focus on that and the anxiety faded allowing sleep to find me.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our heads, the past and the future that we forget to bring ourselves to the present and I mean the immediate present where generally we are actually pretty ok if only in that moment.
Focusing on the present and blocking out all that internal noise will help us not only be happier and enjoy life but can help those of us that suffer from insomnia get more quality sleep which is positively linked to a healthier and happier quality of life.
2 thoughts on “Using The Here And Now To Combat Insomnia”
Flux helps if you are up on a computer late. I have friends say this helped them.
mindfulness is a wonderful thing!