I know that I am stressed out, because it's 12:35 am here, and I am wide awake, yet exhausted. I can't get my mind to shut off. I haven't felt this way in years. In my old job, I was constantly so stressed out that I had what I called "middle of the night insomnia": if awakened by anything, I couldn't fall back asleep. After I left the job, I started sleeping, and I realized the problem was external.
So, hello my old friend, anxiety. I know exactly why I am awake. I have three projects at work that are pressing down on me, squeezing the air out of the room. I just need to finish them. I need to stop letting the great be the enemy of the good. So I can sleep again, if nothing else.
How do you calm down and sleep when your mind won't stop?