On the second day of Christmas

I’m already a day behind in #blog12daysxmas but that was because there was some good programs on TV last night for a change, the Doctor Who Christmas special The Time of the Doctor and the Call the Midwife Christmas special.

Anyway, I thought I would share how my Christmas night ended.

As like most nights, it took me awhile to fall asleep on Christmas night. I have trouble switching my brain off to sleep and unless I am super exhausted it can sometimes take me over an hour to fall asleep. Mybrain keeps flitting from one thing to another and won’t let me sleep. Recently I spent time thinking about my old high school teachers among other things for some strange reason.

I’ve tried various things to help me get to sleep; relaxation breathing, listening to soft music and concentrating on the lyrics (Acoustic love songs 3 is a particular favorite). But for the last year or so I have found that if I pick a category (e.g. names, books, movies, colours, countries, cities etc) and then try and think of a thing from that category for each letter of the alphabet I can send myself to sleep. It sounds strange as I am using my brain not relaxing it but forcing it to only think of the task at hand seems to work for me. Sometimes I go through many categories other nights I don’t even get through one. ┬áSo I will leave you with my final thoughts on Christmas Night.

A is for advent

B is for bauble

C is for carols

D is for decorations

E is for eggnog

zzz zzz zzz.