This is disconcerting to me because I value sleep and its importance to the health and well-being of the body. So usually when this happens, I panic and start on this train of thought: “Go back to sleep! You have to get 7-8 hours of sleep! Sleep is important! This is not good!” Ironically, or maybe not, this usually makes the situation worse. I’m resistant and fighting what’s happening. What you focus your energy on you usually get more of.
So the other night I decided to embrace what was happening instead of fighting it. Instead I thought: “Okay, I’m awake right now. Why? What do I need to do to fall back to sleep?” I was back to sleep in minutes. By letting go of my need to control the situation I was better able to control the situation.
Is there something in your life that you are resisting and its preventing you from getting what you really want?