According to a survey done by Nelsons men find it easier than women to switch off and think of nothing (their top answer was 25.8% compared to 12.8% of women) whilst women tend to think about everything.
Here are the top three concerns keeping men and women awake at night:
- Not thinking about anything (25.85%)
- The next day (22.3%)
- Partner (17.7%)
- The next day (26.7%)
- Money (24.3%)
- Children (22.1%)
Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem.
To help ease you worries the Bach Flowers can assist.
Known causes - health, finances etc. - Mimulus - liberates us from fear and anxiety, so we are able to respond through bravery and courage.
Unknown causes - Aspen - gives us the strength to face and trust in the unknown.
General causes- White Chestnut - helps us to switch off from everyday worries, and find peace and contentment within ourselves.
Welfare of others - Red Chestnut - assists us to become more sensitive to the real fears and concerns for our loved ones so that we can offer appropriate support.
Overwhelmed -Elm – gives us the ability to put things into perspective, and to take up our tasks with renewed confidence.
Life's direction -Wild Oat - provides purposefulness and decisive direction in life.