The Warm Milk Journal

A nurturing place for people who can't sleep

Not Getting Enough Sleep?- Don’t Sweat It!


Yes, it is miserable to not be getting our sleep. Sometimes I think though that we stress so much about not sleeping that it makes our insomnia even worse. Who has been there lying in your bed and you are just staring at your clock, watching the minutes and hours pass, thinking about how terrible you are going to feel at work the next day…

The best thing we can do for ourselves is not worry about it. Okay, we are not getting our ideal number of hours of sleep tonight but we will be okay. This has taken me a long time to figure out but I really believe the best thing we can do for ourselves is to get our minds off our insomnia.The things we focus on increase. If we are focused on not sleeping we will most likely continue to not sleep. Make sense?

This premise is the main underlying purpose of the Warm Milk Journal. Distraction. Diversion, Centering.  The  goal is getting our minds on something else besides the fact that we are not sleeping.

So the next time you are really stressed about sleeping tell yourself it is okay. This is not a crisis. Get up and read a book, stretch, meditate,  write in your journal,  etc.

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April 22, 2010 - Posted by | The Warm Milk Journal, Tips to help insomnia |

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