Insomnia can be scary. In the silence of the night - only the clock chiming away another hour of lack of sleep - we can be haunted by our thoughts and our to do lists. But does it have to be that way? The silence in the night can also be uninterrupted me time!

I have decided to be brave when insomnia shakes me up: I open my eyes, I get pen and paper and I get those "should" thoughts and tasks out of my head. Sometimes, it is quite surprising and revealing to pin down ruminating thoughts and stop them from aimlessly chasing their tail. 

Once that is done, I embrace the quiet and allow myself to actually listen what wants to be heard. Those sleepless nights can be quite and quietly productive.