Are you having sleepless nights thinking about your problems?

15 October 2012

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I 've been having trouble sleeping for the past few weeks.  I've been waking at 4am almost every night for a few weeks now. And finally!!! I've been able to sleep through the night for a few days now.

What happened?

Honestly I really hated the feeling of not being well rested and almost impossible to function during the day.  I realized my temper was bad, I didn't like that I couldn't think clearly ie lack of mental clarity, feeling confused, had to rely on caffeine to keep me awake or I needed to take a nap during the day. And even after napping I still felt tired. I really didn't like the feeling of being latargic and lack of energy!!!

I wanted answers desperately.... I was wondering if God or the universe had some important messages for me that I had to be awake in the middle of the night to listen to the message.

The answer was NO! God didn't have any messages for me!! It was ME!  It was me and my mind going on and on thinking and trying to to change the future with my thoughts!! Therefore it lead to stress! And a result, I couldn't sleep. 

It's really useless sacrificing your sleep to think about your problems because usually it's of no help.  If you had and knew the solution to your problem, wouldn't you be snoring like a pig every night?  If you have ever had a or many sleepless nights, you would know what I mean. 

If you ever had sleepless nights because you are thinking why the guy didn't call you or why you got passed over for that promotion or why your bosses and colleagues hate you or how can you pay your next month's rent, did you come up with any feasible solution during your sleepless time?

What happens when you're thinking of your problem is that you think of the problem and then you'll come up a thousand possible solutions why it would work and at the same time think of a million reason why it wouldn't work.

For example:

"Why didn't George call me back when he said he'll call me back after his meeting?"
" He forgot about me because he's seeing someone else!"
"I wonder if she's prettier than me!"
"what's wrong with me? Maybe my boobs aren't big enough for him....."
"is he going to break up with me soon?"
"I'll never be able to find someone like him!"
"why am I so unlucky all the time????"
"no one will love me!"

You get my point? So you tell yourself horrible stories and scare yourself and caused unnecessary stress to your mind and body. It's the "What if....." that's scaring the daylight out of you. 

For me, I decided to reach out for help. After all, you don't know what your don't know and you can't see what you can't see. Meaning they're your blind spots. Yes even coaches need a coach to coach them.

I know ..... You think you know yourself well right? And why should you have someone else tell you what you need to do since you'll be able to sort things out yourself. Well.... How's it going for you so far? Are you happy and contented with life?  Do you really love your life and having a ball of your time?

I know how it feels because I used to have the same thoughts. I can sort things out myself.   It the sleepless nights was killing me and this isn't what I signed up for.

I'm so happy that I got my energy back and I've a plan to follow so that I don't have to play the"ping ping" game in my head anymore.

I'm grateful I got my energy back and a good night sleep. Dont ever think there's something wrong with you because you reached out for help. On a contrary, you're the brave one who finally decided you no longer want to suffer and you're ready to live the life your truly deserve. It takes more courage to create a life you love then to run away from a life you can have.

What does it mean for you to finally be free from being a prisoner in your mind?

© Elyse-anne - The Love Coach for Successful Single Women | Relationship expert for All Women

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