Do you have trouble sleeping at night because your mind keeps thinking of all the things you have to do tomorrow and beyond?
I’ve had this problem for years, but recently I learned a little trick I that’s been really helpful – one that is allowing my mind (and me!) to get some rest:
It starts with the assumption that you’re not willing to get out of bed right now (aka in the present) and go do whatever tasks your mind is keeping you awake thinking about. If that is the case, then this means that only your FUTURE self is able to do the tasks — so rather than stay awake thinking about all the todo’s you can’t do now anyway, simply delegate them to your Future Self to accomplish. Doing so means you no longer need to worry about them right now and can therefore relax and go to sleep – knowing they will get done in their due course. The key is to have the courage to trust your Future Self to get the job done.
This tip actually works really well for me. I hope you it helps you too.
But don’t take my word for it, instead check out this quote from Marcus Aurelius…
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”