Wise Words for October

I am up working on a post about sleep because I can't sleep. Cue the irony! I've always slept like a rock, much to the dismay of my husband and mother. My mind even incorporates my alarm into a dream so I don't realize it's the actual alarm going of. That is, until recently. I'm not sure why, but I'm having trouble going and staying asleep.

Part of working freelance is that business and personal blend almost too well. I find my mind brainstorming about an invitation or logo design when I lay my head down on the pillow at night. In addition, if I wake up in the middle of the night, my mind is automatically racing with ideas or my to-do list for the next day, and I end up being wide awake. That's why this quote, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is resonating with me right now:

"Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two."

So, this month, I'm going to make some efforts to hopefully get some better rest. Some actions I'm considering are: putting the phone away mid evening, drinking less caffeine, spending some time reading before bed, going to sleep early and rising early. Does anyone have any tricks for getting to sleep or going back to sleep?