Wednesday, January 19, 2011


After my breakup, I was having a lot of trouble sleeping. I had posted about it previously, and got some great advice on what to do to help me sleep.

And, I had been doing really well. I have been seeing an acupuncturist. And I have been doing the tea before bed, tv off before bed, wind down for an hour or so thing.

But ever since I got my LSAT score back, and I wasn't happy with it, I am back to not sleeping.

I have started my Kaplan on demand course, and there is a lot of information. I have been working hard every day to study and do as much work as I can each night between work and bedtime.

And I am feeling pretty stressed.

So then I can't sleep.

And then, because I can't sleep, I feel even more stressed that I am not sleeping, and that I am not going to be able to study effectively the next day. And so I can't sleep. So I am stressed.... You see what is going on here.

I need to chill out. But I don't feel like I have the time to spend an hour before bed chilling out, and getting myself relaxed, so that I can sleep.

I need some advice. Anything that you do to unwind before bed? Any ideas on how to make myself chill out so that I don't drive myself nuts between now and February 12?

1 comment:

  1. Not being able to sleep is a pattern that we all find ourselves in sometimes. I have been there recently myself. For me, it happens when I am thinking and fretting too much about things I have no control over. On the nights that I do get a good sleep, I notice that my mind has been clear. Simplified. I have relaxed my mind through an enjoyable evening, whether it's through watching an absorbing drama on tv and switching off, or reading. Whatever it is that relaxes my busy mind. It will come, I promise. Sleep always does, eventually :)