Every night. When the bedtime rolls around and all is quiet, there is a raging struggle going on. Right between my two ears.
Yes, I am mindful the best practices for a good night sleep recommend going to bed the same time, keeping my room dark and the temperature cool, etc. No worry. I have the external environment under control.
What going on in my head is a different story. You see, my mind wonders. First, a thought. Then it flows to another. And another. Soon, it is a raging tsunami. No counting sheep, making a list, even bedtime yoga can calm it down.
In spite of several meditative attempts, I find the more I observe my mind the more awake I become. More likely than not, I end up surrendering and getting up instead of lying in bed, struggling.
What would you do to combat insomnia?
My go-to are guided meditations or hypnosis on YouTube. Although they don’t totally calm the tsunami, it keeps it contained.