Dr Oz: What’s Your Truth?
Are you one of the millions of Americans who can’t sleep? Dr Oz said that the most common reason people cite for their sleeplessness is worrying. To help explore the connection, Dr Oz invited Miracles Now author Gabrielle Bernstein to share her insights.
“Worry is a prayer for chaos,” Bernstein said. “We have 60,000 thoughts a day, and these thoughts that we’re repeating over and over again become our worries.” This can lead to a state of panic, and “whatever we’re projecting…becomes our reality.”
Dr Oz: Worry-Insomnia Connection
Dr Oz said that Insomnia is not the real problem, but it is a symptom of what’s really going on. He introduced Cecilia, a viewer who gets into a worry spiral every night at bedtime, questioning her parenting, wondering about the future, and feeling down about her career progress. Reading or watching TV doesn’t help. She also worries about her husband’s job, his smoking, and what the family would do if they had to survive without him. The next thing she knows, it’s the morning and she feels less rested than she did at bedtime.
Cecilia sat down with Dr Oz and Bernstein to learn how she can shake up her routine. Work and family seem to trigger her worries, as the stressors of the day come back into her mind. She traced her worrying back to her parents’ divorce around age 12. Her own struggles with life’s challenges have reignited the problem in adulthood. She even worries about things she cannot control, such as her brother’s disability.
Dr Oz: Facing Challenges with Grace
Gabrielle said that you should not downplay the things you have been through in life. But you can take ownership of how you experience the things that happen to you. “If we can learn to reorganize our beliefs and heal our past fears, we can then show up for these difficult experiences with more grace and more inspiration and more creativity,” she said.