De-Stress for Sleep

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Into The Gray

Hours fall into shadow.

The night is finally still.

You’ve waited for this simplicity all throughout the day.

After talk, maybe songs, or perhaps a bedtime story,

now it’s time for you

to completely come undone.

Let your worries be hushed,

let the day melt away,

like powdered sugar snow

as you fall into the gray.


What I like to call “the gray” is a space in time which comes after the white light of day but before the black darkness of night; a place where I can finally put my thoughts to rest, reflect on my life’s journey, and take a deep breath in order to find my way back to the fresh start of a new tomorrow.

When I consciously engage with how my day went in this way, it helps me to make meaning of my past; to surrender it, and  “put it to bed” as well as myself.

By setting this special time aside each night, it allows me to envision my life as one that is growing. It is like closing a door on the day’s past and opening a new door to the day that lies ahead.

In fact, after I have thought about the day’s events for a moment, I visualize closing a door behind them in my mind. Then I let my clearer, more serene mind carry me into the peaceful hours of the night. The past has its place, the future waits with hope, and I rest more comfortably in the present moment.

Wishing you restful nights filled with pleasant dreams,



See also:

10 Ways To Engage Your Senses

Coping Skills


Stress Relief Techniques


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