Insomnia and Putting Your Finger Up Your Nose

Empaths get worn out easily. Sarah shares her Sunday thoughts with some great links too! ❤

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Did I say “up”? I meant “on”. Shameful trickery. ThoughtBubble

I have insomnia. I’ve tried everything. And although I (rightfully) complain when I have a cold, I am secretly happy at the end of the day because I get to take NyQuil, which helps me fall asleep.

This time of year can be extra joyful and stressful. So here’s a tip I’m thrilled to share with my fellow insomniacs and stressed-out peeps. Are you ready?

Breathe.

I’m not being cheeky—it’s special breathing.

This special kind of breathing, Pranayama, has been around for thousands of years. I’ve known about it for at least ten years and have used it for calming and de-stressing but I’ve only just started using it at night to fall asleep.

Clearly, I’m not sitting with a straight spine and smiling like you’re supposed to—slumped on my pillow with an I-can’t-sleep frown—and yet, magic! It still works.

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Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

21 thoughts on “Insomnia and Putting Your Finger Up Your Nose

  1. Thanks for sharing, Colleen! It’s an old post, with kind of a silly title, but seriously effective. You’re spot on. People who are “emotional sponges” need to pay careful attention to their self-care routines.

    This breathing is so easy and it really works. (If not always for insomnia, then definitely for stress and a good mental clearing.) ❤

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      1. I think you will LOVE yoga, Colleen. ❤ (But this…you can try it anywhere/anytime. Well, perhaps not out shopping. Or, thinking on it, that is probably a great place to try it!) 😀

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      1. Ah. Sadly, I had to stop doing yoga a few years ago. It’s a long story. But it was such an amazing part of my life. Anyway, I did look into a few things but never really gave them a chance. One thing I know of, for people with injuries, is ‘chair yoga’ but I think you can do better than that. There is a lot of different types/levels of yoga out there. Google ‘gentle yoga’ and you’ll get videos and, probably, places near you to practice. ❤ 🙂

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