How to fall asleep fast.

I’ve never been good about falling asleep. Even as a child, I remember playing my favorite cassette tape–”Antshillvania” until I dozed off into a bliss of rainbows and unicorn dreams.

 

Tape Player
I wasn’t a belligerent child by not going to bed easily—at least, not at that moment. The trouble has always been my racing mind-pinging from one subject to the next, one song to the next, one kitty cat prayer to the next. In today’s world I might have been diagnosed as ADHD.

My mother correctly diagnosed me, however, as having a wildly creative mind.

 

Rebekah & Cowboy
Last night, while Biceps was out saving the city, my mind wouldn’t shut off. Here’s a typical 30 second snippet from my brain:

“Did I hand out enough flyers on that home?”
“Did I call Cynthia back?”
“What did I eat for lunch?”
“Who wrote, ‘Hippy Hippy Shake?”
“Would Netflix update their past season?”
“I wonder who Des chose to be her one and only (for the next two months)?”
“What will our WOD be in Crossfit tomorrow?”
“Did I remember to harvest the okra today?”

And so on…I needed something to settle me down.

 

Bible Psalms
I grabbed my Bible, and remembering what I just heard that morning on the radio, flipped open to Psalms 4.

Psalm 4:7 & 8-”You brought me more happiness than a rich harvest of grain and grapes. I can lie down and sleep soundly, because you, Lord, will keep me safe.”

What else does a girl need in order to fall asleep?

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4 Responses to "How to fall asleep fast."

  1. Chris says:

    Sweet. What Bible are you using? I like the space between the text bits.

    Reply
    • Rebekah says:

      It’s a NIV by Zondervan, 1984 version. It’s my favorite Bible ever and is falling apart, but that’s ok with me. One of these days, I’ll get it rebound!

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  2. Lacey says:

    This is so great! Thanks for this reminder. I like counting my blessings as I fall asleep too.

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  3. Mom says:

    Sweet dreams my little creative one.

    Reply

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