I’m having trouble with anxious thoughts when trying to get to sleep.

It took a few nights of this before I came up with a phrase I repeat to myself to try and shut things down:

Don’t try to play the game when the other team is on the bus.

If the anxiety comes from something that already happened, or something that might happen another day, there’s nothing I can do about it while lying in bed in that moment.

It’s like a team playing in an empty stadium, convinced the points they rack up matter in a real game.

It’s helping, so I thought I’d share.