Can you stop the spinning hamster wheel at night?

I’m organized.  Probably more than I should be.

And I’m a planner, when it comes to my own things.  Big time.  What do I need to do, what steps do I need to take to get there, how can I afford it… all questions that I think of.  Of course over the last few days (as I’ve mentioned over and over again), I have quite a few things going on and they are bouncing around my head.  Then what-ifs pop up in my head to try to figure things out, so I’ve got ideas out the whazoo which is fine and dandy at all… except when I can’t sleep because I’m thinking too much.

Can anyone stop the spinning hamster wheel at night?

It’s the best when it’s 2 a.m., you wake up from a dream and instantly go into think mode.  Or even better, (insert sarcasm), it’s 2 a.m. and you still haven’t fallen asleep, because you can’t stop thinking.

I don’t have this problem often, just when there’s a lot on my plate.  Usually I’m pretty cool, calm and collected and I don’t get anxiety.  But I think anyone will say they get anxiety when you can’t sleep.  It’s the most annoying thing in the world!  You can’t force yourself to go to sleep.  And laying there thinking about sleeping, mixed in with everything else isn’t going help you fall asleep either.  And I don’t want to take a sleeping aid at 2 a.m. to cure insomnia, I should have taken it earlier… but earlier… I didn’t know sleep was going to be an issue… because it’s not a regular thing for me.  (And I am sorry if insomnia is something you suffer from. It is the worst).

Even worse… the nights where I do think and plan when I should be counting sheep (which absolutely does not work, by the way) I either forget everything I thought about in the morning, or I know it won’t work.

Women are notorious for not letting our mind go into sleep mode.  So much to do.  So much to worry about.  So much on the calendar… we’re busy people.

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