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Outside of our control

All those sleepless nights, agonizing over tomorrow. What is gained by this form of self torture? You have in life things you can control and things outside of your control. Worrying about those things outside of your control, only drains your energy, and causes anxiety.

While I am a big believer in getting shit done, I am also aware that much of life is outside of my control. One thing I’ve noticed over the years has been that my anxiety over future events is almost always unwarranted. Yet we continue to worry about those things I have to do tomorrow, even though we know better.

If you suffer from anxiety that is keeping you up at night then maybe a nighttime ritual may be the cure. Try yoga, meditation, journaling, or taking a walk. Anything that calms the mind and body.