Originally Posted by Katzen
I need to try meditating but can’t seem to manage it, my mind ends up wandering and I start thinking about my life, husband and I are no longer on speaking terms have no idea if/when we’ll get divorced, start thinking about stuff I have no control over, certainly not in the middle of the night, but my mind won’t let me relax and sleep without alcohol.
meditation, contrary to popular belief, really isn't about emptying your mind. everyone's mind wanders & it's more about being aware of when it wanders & bringing yourself back to your breath, or whatever it is that you're focusing on.
there's a good, free online Mindfulness course that I like here: https://palousemindfulness.com/
it's not a quick fix, but it is a good investment of time. & if you're having trouble sleeping I'm guessing you might have some time to practice