Sleeping has become one of my greatest struggles. I’ve spent countless nights, tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling with a million thoughts rushing through my head.
Regardless of how tired I was that day, I still find it so difficult to close my eyes and get rid of all those thoughts – my anxiety is just eating me alive.
Is this you? How do you deal with anxiety right before bed???😔
Here are a couple of tips👇🏾
▪️UPLUG: This should be something we all do, I usually put my phone on the charger and turn my back. If you love tv try turning it off and make the room completely dark, this gives you time to relax and get your brain ready to mellow out.!
NO email 💌 checking
NO social media surfing
NO talking to toxic folk before bedtime period…..
▪️LIMIT YOUR NEGATIVE EXPOSURE:
Don’t have an argument with your spouse, children, co-worker, or drama filled friend right before bed. This puts your anxiety on level 10 and sends your blood pressure sky high! Ask yourself can this toxic conversation wait until tomorrow? 🤔Ask yourself is the conversation even worth having right before you get ready to relax…so politely decline their call…believe me their drama will be there tomorrow 🤷♀️🏽
▪️LISTEN TO INSPIRATIONAL PODCAST OR READ SOMETHING INSPIRATIONAL:
Find the right podcast for you, I lean more towards spiritual podcast but you can choose what you like. I’m not much of a reader as my eyes are getting bad, but find a good book to curl up with. I like trashy books because it takes my mind far away from here…
▪️WRITE YOUR WORRIES DOWN AND TUCK THEM AWAY:
Y’all know how I feel about journaling, but if you don’t like to write 📝 please try it! Write down everything you know that comes to your mind right before bed, tuck it away in your Bible or desk drawer and leave it there. Now, focus on whatever you want to, I love focusing on my future life…that brings me joy!! I think about my sweet grandbabies and how funny 😄 they are, anything that calms my mind. Those worries will be there tomorrow so enjoy your rest my dear….
I know that anxiety is hard to get rid of and most times it happens right before bed, but you are going to have to figure out how to calm all those anxious thoughts.
Please note that we all have different coping mechanisms, so some of these tips may not work for you but don’t give up.
Sleep 🌙 well my loves….💋