Worrying at bedtime?

It’s 11 pm, you are laying in bed trying to get comfortable, counting the hours of sleep you might get if you fell asleep now.  You may be thinking about your list of things to do tomorrow, what might go wrong, what you might have forgot...sound familiar?

Worrying can be crippling, the thoughts in your mind become your reality and it is very hard to get out of this thinking pattern.

Here are some quick tips to break the cycle. It’s a reality check. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is this likely to happen?

  • What evidence do I have to support that?

  • What’s the worst case scenario?

  • What’s the best case scenario?

  • What can I control?

Oftentimes digging a little deeper into the worry can help shed some light on your true fears. It's not always easy, but getting out of bed and taking 10 mins to write your feelings down can help give you more insight.  

Be kind to yourself; you deserve it.

Becka Ross, LCSW

Co-founder | Therapist

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