Written by: Sarah Ban
I don’t understand it, either, but I’m not complaining.
As a freelance writer, I often have chaotic periods where I have tons of projects and deadlines going on at once. A few months ago, I had multiple assignments with some big names in beauty, and I was feeling excited (getting work is always good when you’re a freelancer) and anxious at the same time. A never-ending checklist whizzed through my mind day and night—especially at night when my head hit the pillow. After five straight weeks of relentless tossing and turning, I was ready to try anything to get to sleep. I’d tried taking hot baths, taking sleep supplements, and applying lavender balm on my temples, but nothing worked. I spent hours every night staring at my bedroom ceiling, analyzing every detail of my life. And so, in a last-resort attempt to quiet my overactive mind, I ended up on a hypnotist’s chair.