I wanted to share something with you, I've discovered a useful way to turn off my overactive mind at night and sleep well. Perhaps this will work for you too!
Before I discovered this method I would lay in bed and think, thought would turn in to worry - imagining worst case scenarios and such things, and this endless ruminating would have me waking exhausted come the morning.
It still happens from time to time, however, on most occasions I now sleep much better than ever before.
So here it is. I still allow myself 30 minutes or so to think (taking extra care to think positively) but then --once I've found a comfy position-- I visualise stepping into the garden on a humid night, I hold my arms out at my sides, I levitate slowly and I go up, and up, and up; and then I glide effortlessly through the clouds, looking at the city lights below. All I can hear is the soft whistle of the wind, I turn my body and I swing through the sky, I pull my arms in to my sides, and I dart upwards and downwards like a dolphin. Sometimes I'm not above a city at night, but I'm circling a beautiful small isle that has a lighthouse, and a series of earthen archways, and I pass around and through these beautiful structures like an obstacle course.
It's often the last thing that I can remember when I wake, I'm a little happier in the morning too. I've found this to be incredibly effective for me, and I wanted to share this wonderful tool for better sleep, with all of you.
Please let me know if you try this and it works for you too. Do you have a trick of your own for getting to sleep? I'd love to know ; )