You need enough sleep so as to function and so as to restore and rejuvenate your brain and your body.
Tens of millions of people suffer from insomnia and other sleep issues. 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 attributed to a person’s head continuing to focus (at high speed) on issues rather than shutting down at night and resting.
I had a job that required me to work 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 difficulties ). The lack of sleep started to interfere with my ability to work at work at the necessary high level. If this continued, I wouldn’t be able to perform my job effectively and that I would soon be tired, and fired. I needed to get more sleep.
As soon as 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 can I solve the issue? What I did was make a bargain with my mind. The deal was that when it was time to go to sleep I’d take all my troubles, worries and anxieties from my mind and put them down on the nightstand beside my bed. I promised my mind that all my troubles, worries and anxieties would still be there on the nightstand in the morning when I woke up and I’d pick all my problems off the nightstand, place them back into my mind, and my mind could begin 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. But when it was time to go to sleep, I managed to put down, put my troubles and worries and anxieties aside, and go to sleep. This was decades ago and ever since that time, when I get into bed, I put down my troubles. And don’t have any trouble going to sleep at night.
Additionally, I heard 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 is time to go to sleep, the day is completed. Place your worries down. When day is done and it is time for sleep, there’s nothing more you can actually do right now about your present problems, worries and anxieties. 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 of your problems, worries and anxieties will still be there in the morning. Or not.
And, if you desire, you can even write down your worries on a piece of paper and put them in the box. Or not.
Any color. It could help if the box has a lid and you may leave it open to readily put on your worries, problems and anxieties. No, it does not need to be a massive box. Unless you’ve got a good deal of worries.