Go To Sleep

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You need enough sleep. You need enough sleep in order to function and so as to restore and rejuvenate your mind and your body.
Tens of millions of people suffer from insomnia and other sleep issues. It’s very common that people toss and turn all night or sleep too few hours or not sleep in any way. This may often be attributed to one’s head continuing to focus (at top speed) on problems instead of shutting down at night and resting.
I had a job that required me to function in an extremely high level, continually, all day long. By 7AM to 7PM. I couldn’t go to sleep at night because my mind was still racing, reviewing the day’s work (and problems) and planning the next day’s work (and problems). The lack of sleep began to interfere with my ability to function on the job at the necessary high level. If this continued, I would not be able to do my job effectively and I would soon be tired, and fired. I had to get more sleep.
As soon as I realized it was my mind that was keeping me awake until 1AM – 2AM, I decided I needed to do something about it. How did I solve the issue? What I did was make a deal with my brain. The deal was that when it was time to go to sleep I’d take all my problems, worries and fears out of my brain and set them down on the nightstand beside my bed. I promised my mind that all my problems, worries and anxieties would still be there on the nightstand in the morning when I woke up and I would pick all my problems off the nightstand, place them back into my mind, and my mind could start spinning and rushing and worrying all over again. After a couple of nights of trying this it started to work. I fooled my mind. I trained my mind. 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 that time, when I get into bed, I lay down my troubles. And don’t have any trouble going to sleep at night.
In addition, I learned something else; a lot of the things I worried about at night vanished or diminished when I went to pick them up off the nightstand the morning after.
When it’s time to go to sleep, the day is finished. Put your worries down. When day is done and it is time for sleep, there is nothing more you can actually do right now about your existing problems, worries and fears. Put them down on the nightstand, or, if you prefer, place an empty box next to your bed to put your problems in at night. Don’t worry, all of your problems, worries and fears will still be there in the morning. Or not. Meanwhile, you can go to sleep.
And, if you wish, you can even write down your worries on a piece of paper and put them in the box. And, in the morning, you can once again pick them up. Or not.
As for the box, any empty box will do. Any color. It could help if the box has a lid and you may leave it open to easily put on your worries, problems and fears. No, it doesn’t have to be a large box. Unless you have a LOT of worries.

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