When your mind is racing, it’s sometimes hard to get to sleep. When that happens, there are a few things you can try to get your brain to slow down. For one, you can make a to-do list. Often times our mind races because we have so much to get done and if that’s the case, making a to-do list helps put our mind at ease.
Another thing to try is listening to soothing sounds. These sounds help create an environment that is more conducive to sleep and may trigger memories of more relaxing times. You could also try listening to a podcast. Podcasts can help take your mind off worries as well, and can be good alternatives to reading if you don’t want to turn on a light or strain your eyes.