If we are not sleeping well,
or are anxious,
or not happy with something about our lives, what do we do?
Do we complain about it (very common which is what many of us do)?
Do we sweep it under the carpet and hope the unwanted condition will magically go away or change on its own (avoidance is also very common).
How about a different way?
Perhaps we just need to ask ourselves some nice, open-ended questions that elicit a response of wonder and energy for possibilities…
Some ” I wonder” questions for your journal writing:
1. How can I get a better night sleep?
2. What would my life be like if I no longer was afraid of ______?
3. If I was well rested I could and would _____________________?
4. What would happen if I just decided to stop worrying?
5. I wonder what my life would be like if I just pursued what I have been wanting to do for years?
Feel the energy that comes when we imagine..
What is possible?
Resource: Gay Hendricks, PH.D and Kathlyn Hendricks,PH.D. in their book Spirit-Centered Relationships articulate well the power that comes from cultivating wonder in our lives and asking ourselves questions with that kind of framework. Their work is focused on relationships but I believe it will work well with any issues you may be having in your life including insomnia, anxiety, etc.