As I wrote about in my book:
I’ve had (MORE THAN) my share of sleepless nights, over the years. 😦
Particularly annoying for me has been waking up in the middle of the night (around 3 AM…) which is also a time referred to as:
The Hour of the Wolf.
Tossing, turning, wide awake but tired…thinking all kinds of crazy, annoying and at times, very disturbing thoughts. Where some of them came from, I have no idea. But enough to keep me awake and to interrupt sleep in a most unpleasant way.
The sleepless night situation HAS improved in the past couple of years as I have been making a real effort to go to sleep in a calm, relaxed frame of mind and when I DO wake up, in the middle of the night now, there are a lot fewer negative thoughts that come to mind. But now, when it does happens, I replace these negative thoughts with positive ones, right away! Good things I choose and WANT to dwell on,…it’s worth the effort and it really has helped.
I “happened” to be browsing over at Amazon one day recently and did a search for “Hour of the Wolf” as I had seen the Ingmar Bergman movie of the same name, many years ago in Toronto and wondered if it was still available.
If you aren’t familiar with the movie: Hour of the Wolf, you can read more about it here.
A strange, surreal and original story that I never completely forgot.
And the term “hour of the wolf” is one that has always stayed with me, particularly on sleepless nights when I wake up during the period between 3-5AM, AKA “the hour of the wolf”.
When I did the search at Amazon, this Kindle book: Taming the Hour of the Wolf, also came up and I am SO glad I checked it out too. It’s a wonderful book! 🙂
Written in a personable, engaging style and filled with 144 affirmations that readers can refer to, again and again, when the Hour of the Wolf strikes a discordant note.
I am a true believer in the power of positive thoughts and particularly affirmations.
The ones that author: H. R. Warren, shares in this book are divided into categories including:
Sleeplessness, Negativity & Doubt, Procrastination, Abundance… and several others.
By choosing a particular category, you are then given a list of useful and calming affirmations to help still the mind and replace negative, upsetting thoughts, particularly during the Hour of the Wolf.
I think most people at some time or other grapple with sleepless nights. It’s not fun, it’s frustrating and getting back to sleep can be so difficult at times.
By keeping this book: Taming the Hour of the Wolf, close at hand on a bedside table perhaps, there is help only a click or page turn away.
The Kindle version (which is the one I have) is nicely formatted, with full page nature photos to begin each new category.
And at less than a $1. for the Kindle version right now, a real bargain for a reference guide that I know I will be referring to, again and again. Especially when the “hour of the wolf” takes a turn for the worse and I need some positive thoughts to help to calm my mind and get back to sleep.
If you also struggle with ongoing or even occasional sleepless nights, check this one out.
Have a great day and sweet dreams! 🙂