COVID-19: trouble falling asleep?
Patients complain about swirling, ruminative, worry-thoughts that haunt them preventing them from falling asleep. Chet Raymo, writes: The gods are creatures of daylight. The gods work nine to five. At night we are on our own.”
At night we are without our daytime world of distractions. When everything quiets down in the external world and we are left with what’s underneath—that which is unsettled and frightening. These are the insecurity-driven fears associated with this pandemic.
Under the circumstances, much of our emotional struggle may be unavoidable. Perhaps the best we can do is recognizing that we have a choice—to pay less attention to what insecurity has to say. Don’t be passive, day or night, take charge of your thoughts! How? One thought at a time!
Recognize, If you’re passive about allowing insecurity-thoughts to go unchecked, they will own you! Stop it! Drop it!
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