Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stress and Waking up in the middle of the night

Today, I had lunch at an outdoor cafe with some of my Toastmaster colleagues. After talking about the Oscar nominated movies, one of my colleagues mentioned that he is waking up in the middle of the night at 3am and not being able to fall asleep till 6am. I used to also wake up in the middle of the night. We both have and had thoughts racing through our minds: the worries of work, family, responsibilities, money, and health. Our bodies are reacting to stress in our minds.

It’s a very interesting phenomenon. We are one unit, mind and body. My dentist often complains that I am grinding my teeth down during my sleep.

Change = stress. Life is always going to be full of change.

So how do we get control of it?

Easy, just stop doing everything your doing!

Ok, so maybe that’s not an option.

Things going wrong happen. Things are going to change. The idea is to accept these changes. Say, "I am on this path because God put me here. These open doors or closed doors are there because God has a plan."

There’s no mistakes. You can't see it all now, but you will one day or at least in the afterlife.

Try this and see if it helps, if not, try quitting caffeine ;)

1 comment:

  1. Change is good - Nothing stays the same. People can let go of the past and redefine the present by taking an active role by initiating the change.

    I find that the best dreams occur during the 3-6am time frame.

    Letting go of caffeine is difficult, I'd say cut out the television :)

    Good post Bett!!!