Almost every night, I’d have nightmares. My brain got scared of the bad dreams so much that it’d wake up early in the morning before the ordeal fluttered under my eyelids.
Nightmares tend to come because of underling issues such as unpacked sadness, depression, anxiety, and stress. (At least for me.)
Fortunately, I’ve come across something that works to replace my nightmares with (well, lets be honest) weird dreams.
Hey, it’s an improvement!
There are a few things that I’ve adopted (adapted?) into my practice.
I use the meditation app Meditation Studio. It’s very good. I recommend it to anyone. It has a lot of different people narrating the various meditations.
2. Stuffed toy.
I use my stuffed koala for times of stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. (My husband named him/her after Euclid the father of geometry. He likes math, lol).
I write down what makes me sad. I begin with…”I’m sad because…”
4. Painting, coloring, and drawing.
I absolutely love making art, but sometimes it takes a while on a big canvas – it becomes a big project. With a little sketchbook, pens, colored pencils, watercolor, and watercolor pencils, I can make art almost anywhere.