If you are having problems sleeping, don't lay in your bed tossing and turning. Take a piece of paper and make list of everything that is on your mind. If it is a thought or worry write it down.
and so on.
Then go back through the list and jot a few notes on what can be done to address the issue. For the ones that there is no solution, strike it out and accept the fact right then you can't "fix" the problem.
I need to take time to check for drains of energy.
Address the issue at the time and give patience. Accept and strike out
Offer to do it for them or just accept.
Give him some time to adjust to home
Do I have a few weeks of food stockpiled, some money set aside. If not, start stockpiling some canned goods, dry goods that are on sale.
After you get through this step then put your list away.
In two days, take the list out and strike out what no longer applies. Most of the time 90% of our worries never happen and the other 10% right themselves.
Source: Dale Carnegie class years ago
Simple and brilliant! It definitely beats watching late night tv to try and take your mind off of the problems.
This sounds simple, but is surprisingly effective. For those of a religious bent, the list would make a good prayer list, too (to pray for your neighbor, DH, your child - and yourself, of course.)
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