Being able to talk it out and feel like I was heard helped me relieve some of the stress I was feeling. It helped to break the monkey mind loop and settle in for some sleep. I did not end up going back to sleep because ten minutes later my daughter woke and even though she went back to sleep after half an hour, I was wide awake... well, awake anyway.
Despite getting less sleep than I'd prefer, I feel a little lighter knowing I used my voice. I feel a little less stressed knowing my husband understands and seeing his perspective on these topics. I was holding all the weight of it because I wasn't speaking and when I spoke, I realized he had been sharing those thoughts all along. There was no need for me to carry it all.
I'm grateful to use my voice. I'm grateful to free the thoughts that were going round and round in my head. I'm grateful to quiet the monkey mind and gain a fresh perspective. I'm grateful for my husband's understanding and ability to hold a conversation in the middle of the night. I'm grateful to feel a little lighter as I start a new day. And I'm grateful to know that there will be time tonight to catch up on this lost sleep.
Is there something on your mind that could be freed by talking it out? Who is your sounding board when you need to clear your mind?
May today be graceful with our thoughts. May we see the big picture and may we find someone to lean on in times of need. Have a beautiful day!