Tips for trouble sleeping (for when you just can't)

Lately I've been having a really hard time getting to sleep at night. I feel tired, but I find myself tossing and turning for hours before finally nodding off, only to wake up at the same time in the morning.

One or two nights I can take but I get really irritable after any longer. I suspect it's because I have a big trip coming up and my mind is running overtime with what to pack and the usually worries like what if there's a problem or no body else on the trip (it's a photography workshop) likes me. Yup the usual things. Deep down I know I'll be fine and will love it, but that's the thing with our fears, they are usually completely unfounded.

So I asked on Instagram expecting a couple of helpful replies, but was overwhelmed with good advice so I thought I'd share some of the tips I received here too, in case someone else can make good use of them.

All change

Well firstly, a nod to the theme change here. I've moved my galleries over to and have gone back to bones of blogging. One of my big issues is that when I write a post I try to fill it with dozens of photos, and those take time to take / edit / post. Another issue is that I worry that what I write is, well, not that interesting. I don't share advice or recipes or tutorials and those are the things that drive the traffic and the readers. But honestly if I carry on blogging with those issues then I'll never get round to posting anything will I ?!