I’m told I worry too much, which does worry me. I mean, why can’t I stop worrying? So I try to come up with practical ways of taking it easy on the worry front and one of the best solutions I’ve found is to transcribe my worrying to a notepad. I really like my notepads and I even leave one by my bedside.
“The night’s the worst counselor”
Yesterday my aunt said that to me — and she’s right. At night we lie in bed, settle our heads on our pillows…and that’s when they start. Our thoughts. They come in from nowhere.
“Tomorrow I need to pay Debbie back her 5 bucks – it’s only $5 but I told her I’d pay her yesterday and I forgot.”
“Tomorrow I just can’t forget to file my travel expense report or I won’t get paid in time.”
I mean, seriously, it’s midnight and that’s what’s going through our heads?!
Using a notepad before — and during bedtime — can make all the difference between a sound sleep and no sleep at all.
If we take the time to write down what’s on our minds before we go to bed, we’ll not only be ahead of the game for the day ahead, we’ll be freeing our mind of any of those thoughts that can creep in while we’re trying to sleep. In addition, if we put a little notepad by our bedsides we can write down our worries as they rouse us, moving them from our minds to paper so we can sleep soundly.
A notepad can really help to create an optimal sleeping environment, letting us rest and recharge without worrying that we just might forget our worries.