Sheep are cute, but if they’re no longer carrying you off to zzzzz-town peacefully, try these sleep alternatives to help you drift off with ease.
Recreate a journey that you are very familiar with, and try to imagine this walk in real time. Once you get to your destination and you have not yet drifted off, imagine turning around and walking home.
Become aware of your body’s relaxation while lying in bed, and work your way down your body slowly. Relax in stages, starting with the crown of the head all the way down to your toes. Don’t forget to relax your eyes!
Close your eyes and look carefully, and you will see a dark circle in front of you. Just concentrate on keeping that circle in your vision. If you see the circle it means you are relaxed, so just try to keep that circle in sight for as long as you can.
If you count backwards from 300, with each number, you will feel yourself getting progressively more relaxed. If you lose your place, simply start over and carry on from where you stopped.
Counting Your Blessings
Think of things you’re grateful for. Focusing on the positive things in your life will automatically help you relax.