Hello my fellow anxious insomniacs! I’m here to share some tips on how to get a better night’s sleep when anxiety is keeping you up.
Tip 1: Embrace Your Inner Grandma
First things first, embrace your inner grandma. Embrace those comfy pajamas, that fluffy robe, and those fuzzy socks. Yes, even in the middle of summer. Nothing says “I’m taking sleeping seriously” like fully leaning into the cozy pajama lifestyle.
Tip 2: Say Goodbye to Screen Time
If you’re like me, your brain convinces you that one more episode of that show you’re binging won’t hurt. Well, it will. Say goodbye to screen time at least an hour before you plan on sleeping. Instead, try one of these activities: reading a book, taking a bath, or just staring at the wall. Whatever works!
Tip 3: Pretend You’re a Jedi
One of the most annoying things about anxiety is that our minds seem to race a million miles an hour when we’re trying to sleep. But, what if instead of trying to stop those thoughts, we embraced them? Pretend you’re a Jedi and those thoughts are just droids you’re trying to disable. Visualize yourself holding a light saber and swiping those pesky droids away as they come at you. You might feel a little ridiculous, but hey, whatever works, right?
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for our health and well-being, so don’t forget to give these tips a try. And remember, even when you’re feeling anxious, you’re still a badass who can take on anything. May the force be with you, my fellow Jedi sleep-seekers.