As a child when something was too hard for me, I reverted inside myself, although night terrors made that more difficult. In a way reverting into myself, saved with the frustrations as I had a lot of quiet time.
Over the years, like a light switch I continue to shut my mind off. Initially, I would write my thoughts down so that they were on paper and not a permanent fixture in my mind. I have learned that it’s more important to let go of the issues I have no control over, I switch off and walk away from those without giving it a second’s thought.
For the issues that are in my control, I deal with those. Because my brain is wired differently I have found a different way to switch off. Of course, I’m not completely exempt. if I am struggling, I’ll use my intuition to go back in and work out what my struggle is, then I switch off. That way I worry less and sleep better.
I also try to maintain a good bedtime routine and avoid anything that taxes me close to bed. It’s a good time to quiet the mind. I usually read or take a warm bath; anything that calms me. I also try to avoid the mandatory television slots or using my computer too close to bed.
It’s always important to find out what works for you and then stick with the winning formula.