“The good news is that you can stop it.” Barbara Moore
((Nine of Swords. The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))
Waking more than sleeping?
Trouble attending to normal tasks?
Restless? Irritable? Edgy?
When you have too much on your mind, it is easy to get caught up in the negative; when you are losing sleep, everything seems bigger and worse than it actually is. The bad news is you are doing this to yourself; the good news is you can control it.
PRACTICAL ADVICE: WRITE IT DOWN! The thoughts plaguing you? Write them down with the promise you will review them in the morning, giving each one the attention it deserves. When you review them, be practical in your assessment of threat and/or importance:
- Are any of them actually the end of the world? Probably not.
- Will any of them actually change your life? In positive or negative ways?
- Are any of them flights of fancy? Enjoyable or upsetting?
Once you have assessed the list, use your pen to cross out those items you know to be needless burdens; decide you are done, and dismiss them. For those items with merit, order them according to their practical/useful accomplishment (i.e. if you need a new job, start by updating your resume), and begin whittling away at them in your daylight hours. Check your list two hours before bedtime; make any notes or adjustments you feel necessary, and firmly close it (the book, the program, whatever), putting it away for the night. Say out loud, “Until tomorrow.” and be done with it for the night. As with anything, your commitment to it makes all the difference.
Sleep safely and well!!
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