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You need enough sleep. You need enough sleep in order to function and in order to restore and rejuvenate your mind and your body.
Tens of millions of people have insomnia and other sleep problems. It’s extremely common that people toss and turn all night or sleep too few hours or not sleep in any way. This may often be due to a person’s mind continuing to focus (at top speed) on problems rather than shutting down at night and resting.
When I was in my 20’s, and a money market trader on Wall Street, I had the very same issue. I had a job that required me to function in an extremely high level, always, all day long. By 7AM to 7PM. I couldn’t go to sleep at night as my mind was racing, reviewing the day’s work (and difficulties ) and planning the next day’s work (and problems). The lack of sleep started to interfere with my ability to function at work at the required high level. If this continued, I wouldn’t be able to do my job effectively and that I would soon be tired, and fired. I needed to get more sleep.
When I realized it was my head that has been keeping me awake until 1AM – 2AM, I decided I needed to do something about it. How did I solve the problem? What I did was make a bargain with my brain. The deal was that when it was time to go to sleep I’d take all my problems, worries and fears from my brain and set them down on the nightstand beside my bed. I promised my mind that all my troubles, worries and fears would still be there on the nightstand in the morning when I woke up and I would pick all my problems off the nightstand, put them back into my mind, and my mind could begin spinning and racing and worrying all over again. After a few nights of trying this it started to work. I fooled my brain. I trained my brain. Now, when it was time to go to sleep, I managed to lay down, put my problems and worries and anxieties aside, and go to sleep. That was decades ago and since then, when I get into bed, I put down my troubles. And have no trouble going to sleep at night.
In addition, I learned something else; a lot of the things I worried about at night vanished or lessened when I went to pick them up off the nightstand the next morning.
When it’s time to go to sleep, the day is finished. Place your worries down. When day is done and it’s time for sleep, there’s nothing more you can actually do right now about your existing problems, worries and fears. Put them down on the nightstand, or, if you want, put an empty box beside your bed to put your problems in at night. Do not worry, all your problems, worries and fears will still be there in the morning. Or not. Meanwhile, you can go to sleep.
And, if you desire, you can even write down your worries on a piece of paper and physically put them in the box. And, in the morning, you can once more pick them up. Or not.
Any color. It could help if the box has a lid and you can leave it open to readily put in your worries, problems and fears. No, it doesn’t have to be a large box. Unless you’ve got a good deal of worries.
How To Stop Worrying And Go To Sleep At Night

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