Did this ever happen to you? You sleep peacefully and all of a sudden you wake up in the middle of the night and everything feels wrong? You start to doubt every decision from the day. You regret everything. You are going to fail. You will disappoint people. Nothing will work out as planned. Panic. Worry. Your heartbeat is going faster. Stress. Your inner peace is in danger. Your sweet sleep is forgotten. You are paralyzed with fear.
What to do?
I once heard that you see everything in a negative way in the night and therefore should never make decisions at night. Your mind seems too sensitive at night. Don’t listen to your thoughts. They fool you! You are going to wake up with clear thoughts which are not deceived by the night! Everything is not as bad as it seems now, isn’t it Daytime-Julia?
Yes, that is true Nighttime-Julia. It’s the next morning now and I reread what I wrote last night when I couldn’t sleep. It took me awhile to calm down and fall asleep again. The causes which were holding me up last night are actually not a big deal, but it felt like a big deal. These couple weeks this happens quite often. I have to decide on many things right now and I think this is still bothering my mind at night. But daytime is for decision making and nighttime is for relaxing. When these little “panic attacks” happen in the night, I try to distract myself, think of something else, breath consciously, read a little until I feel tired again and my heart calms down.
But whatever you do, don’t trap into a spiral of worrying. Everything will be better again next day!
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