I found an interesting site that talks about visualization when you need a break from your day or need some help going to sleep. I think I was on the right track in my last post when I said that the trick to going to sleep was to not think too intensely about anything, and this idea goes right along with that.
I had another helpful discussion with my husband last night before trying to go to sleep. His undying support and understanding is amazing. This is definitely what marriage should be like.
Afterward, I had a difficult time, still, getting to sleep, so I thought about my grandparents being there with me. My grandparents lived in Illinois while I lived in Nebraska. Every year, we went to Illinois to see them (it was a 10 hour drive) and it was wonderful to be able to see them. Being able to feel they are with me sometimes helps a lot.
When I have a hard time going to sleep, I envision their house, too… walking in and noticing each room in detail. Green shag carpet… white curtains, where my grandpa’s rocking chair was, and where the butterscotch candy dish sat by the couch.. Everything about it.
It’s my brain comfort food.