Nowadays, we live in an endlessly active world, where it's expected from us to be available 24/7 for our bosses, significant others, children, family, or friends. However, not everybody is built for this lifestyle, and sometimes you might feel that it's more than you can handle. It's normal to have this kind of thoughts, especially before bed or when you are approaching a breakdown, and feel that it's too much for you. You don't have to worry, everybody goes through these feelings from time to time, and the only thing you need to focus on is your mental health and how to get back on track.
This is exactly why we prepared a list of the best calming thoughts we could find on the internet, to help you overcome the perception of uselessness, burnout, and depression. All it takes is five minutes before going to bed every night, in which you should repeat one of these thoughts, at least three or five times, out loud or in thought. You will be amazed by their effect on your mind: they will help you relax, regain strength and confidence in yourself, and enjoy a really restful sleep. Without further ado, let's see the list we compiled, with short comments from our side.
Calming thoughts to say to yourself before going to sleep
1. "I survived the hardest days in my life"
Most probably, this isn't your hardest day ever and you've had much worse: the first breakup, the day one of your parents or brothers passed away, or when you were laid off from work. Guess what? You survived all of them, you are your own hero and this is reason enough to keep on going!
2. "I have everything I need at this moment"
One of the main sources of unhappiness in human beings is that we always want what we don't have and we don't appreciate enough what we already have. By inducing this thought before bed, you tell your brain that nothing could make you happier or more pleased than the position you find yourself in now.
3. "I have enough, I do enough, I am enough"
Another source of discontent is that we judge ourselves very harshly, while not using the same unit for people around us. This makes us think that we are not good enough, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Actually, you should remind yourself that you are fighting for every good thing in your life and making it happen!
4. "Everything will come together as it's meant to"
This is one of the hardest things to accept. There are moments in life where things happen one way or the other, independent of your actions or wishes. What you must do when this happens is always think that "someone" or "something" knows better than you, and this is how things are meant to be! In the long run, you will realize it was better that your cheating ex broke up with you, or that a toxic friend left your life. Namaste!