For me, a change of location usually helps. I will get out of bed and go stretch out on the couch. I put on an old movie I've seen a million times, so I have some quiet background noise but I won't feel the need to actually watch. I'm usually asleep within minutes.
My husband tells me to clear my "busy" thoughts and replace them with "happy" thoughts. So last night I picked one thing to think about—what yummy dish I would bring to a cookout on Saturday night. I love to cook and feed others so it made me happy and I fell right asleep. Mind you, my husband can fall asleep at a stoplight so anything he tried would work for him.
Julie or Jewelzee or Jules Early years—Minnesota born & bred Late teens—Arcadia area near Scottsdale, AZ Love, marriage, career and kids—livin' large in Lebanon, IN Dreaming of my retirement—heading to the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix!