“Sleep is like a dove. If we keep our hand calm she will sit on it. If we try to catch her, she flies away.” Paul Dubois
Sleep is so important for our health. It is important not only for physical health but mental and emotional health as well.
Sometimes when I get really frustrated about something, I think of children who are tired. We are just like children. When we are emotionally drained or exhausted, we just want to cry or whine or lash out. At least I do. 🙂 This can be when sleep comes to the rescue!
Naps are Good!
I am a lover of naps and I do tend to stay up too late and to also get up early so naps help to balance out my sleep when I need help with that. I see naps as very healthy.
Don’t Fight Your Sleeplessness!
What I have learned over the years is that sleep can be evasive, just like the quote refers to. So, I have found that the best thing you can do is to not fight your sleeplessness. When I cannot sleep I say something to the effect of “It is okay that I am not sleeping, my body is still resting and this counts”. Or “It is okay that I am not sleeping, by lying here my body is healing and rejuvenating regardless”.
As a person who both studies and works with the power of the mind, I know that by saying these things and programming my mind to believe them, they work!
Do not underestimate this simple technique. If you have trouble sleeping, I encourage you to try it and to let go of the struggle. 🙂