I can’t tell you how many women I speak with that, like me, find themselves waking at 3:00 a.m., their hearts pounding and their minds filled with anxious thoughts. We joke about how we should have a 3:00 a.m. chat room.
Most of the thoughts are irrational, like Sammy’s fear of this rock. I’m not saying the thoughts are untrue, but irrational because in the scheme of things they don’t matter a hill of beans, or they are out of our control so why worry at all.
Off camera the lady picked up and put the rock out of sight in a wood bin. Immediately Sammy bounded away happy to have saved the park from what we all laughingly saw as an inanimate object with no power except in Sammy’s imagination. That really got me and I wondered what rocks in my life, either in or out of my control, I was making into a problem.
The only thing that has helped me calm the hamster wheel in my head is Hatha Yoga and mindfulness. If you are like me, it took many gurus, classes and forms of yoga before I found something that worked. That and Sleepytime Tea. If you have tried and given up on yoga, perhaps you have just not found the right class and I encourage you to keep trying.
Till then, we are all still up at 3:00 a.m. CST if you are 😉