Here’s one that someone emailed me: "I plug in my headphones and cue up a funny movie or tv show on my phone, usually one that I’ve seen a million times so I can easily fall back asleep to it.
Then, when I wake up at 3am (as I do every night) I tell myself that a) I get anxious every night at this time, it’s not because something is actually wrong, but rather it is a habit. Every night I wake up to use the restroom, then suffer from anxiety for anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. But now that I know it will happen, I accept it. b) All I need to do to distract myself is listen to something light-hearted as a distraction. I know that I almost always feel better in the morning. "
What do you think?