I have looked and looked and looked. To no avail. I simply can’t find the positive to insomnia. Lord knows I have tons of time to think about it when I lay awake for hours on end.
I try really hard to live by the 90 rule. Darci Lang, author of Focus on the 90%, uses one simple tool — a magnifying glass — to reframe how we view our jobs, our co‐workers, our clients and our families and our lives. Seeing our negative 10% through our positive 90% can change our focus and make interactions with others more positive and productive.
But how the hell do you do this on 2 or 3 hours of sleep? It’s hard to stay positive during the night. I do ok during the day once I get going. I usually face bedtime with some trepidation as doing the same thing again is always a possibility.
I’ve established good sleep hygiene. I rely on non prescription medications regularly (more on that latter) and have a few techniques for what to do when it turns into a less than stellar night. Sometimes they don’t work. That’s why I decided last night to do a poll and see what other people who suffer from insomnia do to combat it.
PLEASE consider taking a moment to fill out this 6 question yes/no format. Apparently it’s not working but the computer is off so I will leave it here in hopes that people will comment about what works for them.
So now it’s almost bedtime and I have to decide what to do tonight. My GP won’t give me prescription medications for the insomnia as he feels my insomnia is not consistent enough nor has enough “cause” so nightly I try to figure out how best to manage it. Will it rear it’s ugly head or will it just lie dormant so that I can sleep and arise refreshed. Who knows and I think that’s frustrating part.
Maybe tonight won’t be the night. Wish me luck.