A starry sky at midnight visable over some fir trees in shadow. Photo by Wil Stewart via Unsplash


Sometimes the stillness of midnight, even when you can’t sleep, can be where you receive moments of rest to quiet your mind. Take some time to breathe in and exhale. Settle into the knowledge that tomorrow is a fresh start with renewed energy and the possibility of a clearer perspective.

Allow yourself time to recuperate from an exhausting day; show yourself some compassion and love if you’re working through something that’s weighing you down and stressful. Even if it’s during the last moments before sleep comes, imagine a reset that you can put into action when you wake.

Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Midnight’: “Let hum turn to hush, whisper dreams from within, where burdens can rest and possibilities begin.”

Every so often unhindered resolution will come to us during the dead of night; our subconscious diligently composing order and understanding to what will transport us forward. Encourage everything that restores us, discover ways to sleep comfortably and well; let your burdens rest.

Further Info:

Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains – Time

Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything? It Depends Who You Ask – HealthLine

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18 thoughts on “Midnight”

  1. The power of a 10-second gratitude practice at midnight is real. I used to think expressing gratitude had to involve long list-making and only including big things to be thankful for. But gratitude can also come in the form of: “I’m grateful for warm coffee and the ability to move my body. This was a good day.”

    Anyway, that’s my midnight ritual.


    1. Haha, it can be a struggle for me to be awake at midnight, but sometimes I just find myself unable to sleep. These reflections can be done at any moment of nighttime quiet so I often find myself just thinking on these things whenever they happen. Thanks for reading!


  2. Hi Molly. What a lovely poem. Midnight can, indeed, be very peaceful … although I often find my peace disturbed by a snoring Labrador!


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