How often do you find yourself lying awake at night, or waking in the early hours, dwelling on something that’s worrying you? Going over and over in your head all the options and possible outcomes, seeing blocks and obstacles in your path. This is a choice. The issue may be a very real one, but choosing to hang on to it in this way, to allow it to disturb your sleep, your well-being, that is a choice you are in control of.
The main reason we worry in this way is because we have not yet taken real action. We may feel there is no choice about our situation – loosing your job, being diagnosed with an illness, are out of our control. The real thing keeping you awake is the lack of action you have taken to address the situation.
Debt is a common cause of sleepless nights; however it is not the debt itself that people lay awake worrying about; it is what they have, or more often have not, done to deal with it. “I must write to the bank” “I have to go through the accounts” “I must speak to the credit card company”, these are the thoughts that keep people awake, night after night.
If, the following morning, they made the choice to take action – to make the calls, to write the letters, to bring their accounts up to date, the debt might not be gone, but the worry about lack of action, lack of control, would be.
When I was told I would be dependent on a wheelchair after an accident at the age of 26, I had plenty of sleepless nights. I was not worrying about not walking, I was worrying about how to tell people, how to continue driving, how to be a wife and not a burden. I had to choose to take action and take back control.
So whatever it was that kept you awake last night, or got you out of bed at silly-o’clock this morning, take control today – you deserve a good night’s sleep.
Have a wonderful day