Sometimes we just get in a worrying state of mind. It can keep us from being productive during the day. It can cause us to lose sleep at night. This is when a “worry journal” can be useful. We’ve talked about this idea before. The idea is to give your “monkey” mind time to release whatever is currently bothering it. You can even have a set time to write your worries down.
If it is late at night and your worries are keeping you from sleeping, you can get up and write in your journal. Get it down on paper. You may find it gives you some relief to write down “worst case scenarios” and possible solutions. We often build up “problems” in our mind. Writing things down may give you some perspective and help you realize that it is not as bad as you were thinking it to be.
Another idea would be to not write in a journal but just on a piece of paper. Write down all your worries and junk that is upsetting your peace- then crumple the paper up or you can rip it up and throw it away or burn it- whatever would help you to release it.
Releasing your worries will help bring you back to balance so that you can get to sleep or get to the task of living again.
Debra : )