I have always struggled to quiet my mind. Truth be told, I haven't really worked hard at it and I'm sure if I developed a daily meditation routine I would be better in a few months…but my inability to work at something that doesn't have immediate pay-off is a post for another day.I usually fall asleep ok. But then, sometime during the night, I wake up. Usually it's to pee or because I've heard a sound that wakes me or the cat is being annoying. It's then that I can't get BACK to sleep – and as most people know, we're not very rational when we're tired. My to-do list suddenly feels horrifyingly overwhelming. The little worries I keep at bay throughout the day loom large. Sometimes I'm able to put in my headphones and listen to a podcast for a bit to get back to sleep but often, I lay awake fretting for an hour or 2. Sometimes I run through the budget, doing the math in my head and trying to figure out how much we can put into savings each month. Sometimes I run scripts of what I need to say to a work partner, boss, kids or husband. Sometimes it's just general worry – lack of health insurance, Aliyah starting school, you name it…. It's all very frustrating and exhausting and just goes to show how powerful our thoughts are.