23, female, PTSD....
This works for me, for sleep and it sounds so basic, shallow even (but we're trying not to analyze here)
and can be a bit difficult, but my brain likes it! hehe :]
Okay, so you know how people say to "think happy thoughts" "focus on a happy memory"??? Well, that's SUPER hard for me because I can't pinpoint any,I have PTSD for Foo FIghters sake...
it's basically like asking a basketball player to start playing golf... like Michael Jordan, okay honey we know that didn't work!
before I go to sleep, when i'm tossing and uncomfortable and such..
I think of how my body responds to happiness and relaxation.
I think of how light I feel. How my lips curl into a smile.
I feel happiness.
I feel relaxation.
And I do it all soberly, finally! :]
Have you ever been in love?
It's nice to feel giddy before bed.
What's something small that you like, not something you like on ***** , but something that makes your body feel good?
chocolate? the beach? a cuddly robe?
Think of the way it makes you feel! :]
Also, I highly recommend exercising!
If you're single, I suppose you could always think of the cutest person you saw at the gym that day. If you're taken, think of how special your other has made you feel.
Also, nature documentaries!