Do you ever have trouble sleeping? I do. Often on nights before work days I have trouble falling asleep. The problem is my brain is already thinking about the next day. It is already working and spinning through tomorrows tasks. What I need to do is calm down and relax. If you are like me you do too. Below are three affirmations to help you calm down and relax yourself to sleep.
- Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer – I am a Christian and I pray a lot. More often than not when I start to say the Lord’s Prayer I end up asleep before I get to for thine is the kingdom.
- Too Blessed to Be stressed – I did not come up with this. I don’t remember where I got it but I say it to myself over and over again when I am feeling particularly stressed out. It does help. It serves as a reminder of all that is going well in my life. Sometimes this affirmation will lead me to start counting my blessings until I fall asleep.
- Body Relaxation Affirmation Technique – My mom uses this one. She imagines she’s getting into a huge warm bath. She starts with her toes and works her way through her body parts up to her neck and shoulders. She says my toes are relaxed and warm in the water. Now the water is up to my ankles. They are nice and warm in the water. Now the water is up to my knees. They are nice and warm in the water. She is usually falling asleep by the time she gets to her neck and shoulders.